Westerly Granite in

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124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891

Greenwich, CT

Civil War Monuments
Greenwich, CT Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument


Greenwich, CT Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Contractor: Lazarri & Barton/ Woodlawn NY; also Westerly, RI. The Westerly origin of this monument is uncertain.
Cost: $6000
Date Dedicated: October 22, 1890
Height: ~ 25 feet
Approximate weight:
Features: Granite Pedestal and statue of the flag bearer
Description: The monument consists of three bases, elaborate pedestal or shaft, and flag bearer figure. The first base is quarry-finished. The memorial lettering appears on the face of the base of the pedestal. A broad scotia molding above the lettering is embellished with a raised carving of kepi and bayonet with belt arranged as a ribbon.
The die has a raised central polished surface, beveled, with recessed bands of battle names. The central surface is flanked by rock-faced stone. Above is a three-dimensional eagle. The cornice is castellated with spheres on the corner piers.
On the south the recessed battle name APPOMATTOX appears in place of the eagle, with a band of stars above. On the east are overlapping shields of the United States and Connecticut, while the north features the battle name NEW-BERN.
The standard-bearer is dressed in trousers and frock coat with collar turned down, standing with his right leg forward and toe projecting over the edge of the base. His right arm crosses his torso, putting his right hand at the hilt of the sword, ready to draw to defend the colors, as his left arm encircles the folds of the flag. He wears a kepi, looking straight ahead.
Sculptor: E. F. Patti
Location: 139 East Putnam Ave. at the intersection with Maple Street, Greenwich, CT



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