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Westerly, RI  02891


Taunton, MA

Civil War Monuments
Taunton, MA Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Taunton, MA Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Contractor: John B. Sullivan & Son
Material: Westerly Granite; probably Niantic blue granite from Bradford.
Fabricator: New England Granite Works
Cost: $3100
Date Ordered:
Date Shipped:
Date Dedicated: 1902
Height: 23 feet including 8 foot statue
Approximate weight:
Features: A standing figure of a Civil War soldier holding his rifle in front of him. The figure rests atop a tall granite base that features relief images of crossed cannons, an anchor, and a crossed sword and rifle with a wreath.
Sculptor: Carl Conrads (New England Granite Works)
Letter Cutter: Timothy Harrington
Location: Taunton Green, Taunton, MA
About the Monument: The memorial honors those from Taunton who served during the Civil War. The monument was a gift of Cyrus H. Lathrop.


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