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Colonel Thomas Cass

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Erected in 1899, this monument to Colonel Thomas Cass of the Ninth Massachusetts Infantry stands on the same spot in the Boston Public Gardens where a previous statue of Cass was placed ten years before. Following a series of complaints about the original granite sculpture’s likeness of the Colonel, artist Richard E. Brooks was hired to design the current bronze statue, for which he was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.

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