Civil War Monument - North Kingstown, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 41° 34.030 W 071° 27.018
19T E 295695 N 4604620
Quick Description: This zinc monument stands in front of the former town hall for North Kingstown.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2017 7:31:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMVTKQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
In North Kingstown, at the former town hall, is this monument displaying a Civil War soldier.

The monument is located along Boston Neck Road, about a quarter mile southeast of a bridge. The statue is on the northeast side of the road, in front of the brick building.

The monument is made of metal, probably iron, painted a light blue. The base is also metal. It stands about 8 ft tall. The figure is of a Civil War soldier in Union uniform. One foot is advanced. His hands are holding a rifle, upright. The following text is found on the monument: (On self base, right:) J. W. Fiske/2 Barclay St/New York (On base in raised letters:) PRESENTED/TO THE TOWN OF/NORTH KINGSTOWN/BY/CHARLES C. BAKER/POST NO. 16/DEPARTMENT OF/RHODE ISLAND/GRAND ARMY/OF THE REPUBLIC/1912/WM. G. SAUNDERS/WM. A. WEINREICH/REUBEN SECOR/COMMITTEE .

According to an article, the monument was the second Civil War monument in town. It was first situated at a railroad depot until the depot was demolished. The monument was moved to its present location.

Source:

Smithsonian Art Inventory
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Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1912

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Grand Army of the Republic local chapter

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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