9. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
On 173rd Street and Hillside, inside Major Mark Park in Queens, sits the Soldiers and Sailors Monument — a bronze angel that honors Union Army soldiers and sailors from Queens who died during the Civil War. Originally erected on a small traffic island, the statue was moved to Major Mark Park in 1960.
It depicts an angel holding a laurel wreath in her left hand and a palm bough in her right; they are said to stand for victory and peace, respectively.