Union Soldier Monument - Providence, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 47.331 W 071° 24.794
19T E 299475 N 4629147
Quick Description: A monument honoring the Union soldier is located in Roger Williams Park in the traffic circle junction of Hawthorn Ave., Fredrick C. Green Memorial Blvd., and Natural History Ave.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2016 6:44:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMTB6T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

A 7' high bronze statue depicts a Union soldier in full uniform. The solder is apparently moving forward with his left foot in front of his left. He is a wearing cap and a jacket with a crossed belts across his chest. He is holding a rifle, at a 30 degree angle by the muzzle end, in his right hand. His left hand is clenched by his side.

The statue was created to memorialize the soldiers of the Union Army by Frederick Kohlhagen and cast at the Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is the same figure, called Skirmishers, that is used on the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, 39th Infantry Regiment Monument on Warren and Sykes Avenues in Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

A bronze plaque on the 5' high boulder which is the base for the statue is inscribed:

UNION SOLDIER

PRESENTED TO

THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE
BY THE PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATION OF
MECHANICS AND MANUFACTURERS
IN 1898

THE UNION SOLDIER WAS DESIGNED BY
F. KOHLHAGEN OF THE GORHAM COMPANY
AND WAS THE FIRST LARGE STATUE
CAST BY THEM.

IT WAS RESTORED BY THE
PROVIDENCE PARKS DEPARTMENT
IN 1993.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1898

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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