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Civil War memorial, tombstones toppled in Fitchburg

City's mayor, history buff decry act of vandalism

A memorial to Civil War dead in Fitchburg was knocked from its pedestal along with 90 other tombstones in a spree of vandalism. Donald Lassila, a history buff and volunteer at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, is outraged about the markers that have been destroyed over the years, many in the Civil War section.
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / April 7, 2006

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FITCHBURG -- A limestone memorial to Civil War dead from Company A, 53d Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, lies on its side atop Laurel Hill Cemetery, knocked from its pedestal along with 90 other tombstones in a spree of vandalism. (Full article: 494 words)

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