While in Boston on a recent weekend I visited memorials to several of the figures in my recent post, Boston in the Civil War Walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Thomas Cass, Colonel of the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, was mortally wounded at Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862. Members of his regiment erected a statue in his honor, which was unveiled on the Boylston Street perimeter of the Boston Public Garden in 1899.
Located nearby on the Boylston Street perimeter of the Boston Public Garden is a statue to abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner.
A short distance away on Tremont Street is the Granary Burying Ground, the final resting place of Revolutionary War notable and midnight rider Paul Revere.
Colonel Thomas Cass, Charles Sumner, and Paul Revere's son Joseph Warren Revere and grandsons Paul and Edward Revere, officers in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, are buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
For additional information about these important figures in American history please visit my blog post Boston in the Civil War Walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
1Granary Burying Ground (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts), Paul Revere gravestone, Section D, Lot 23, photographed by Carol Swaine-Kuzel, 24 August 2013.