Taunton Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
This Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is located on the east side of Taunton Green, and was dedicated on June 4, 1902. Crafted entirely of Westerly granite, the monument is comprised of three bases, rising to 15 feet and featuring militaristic relief images, surmounted by an 8 foot Union soldier standing at parade rest; made by the hand of notable sculptor Carl Conrads, it was erected by Taunton resident Cyrus H. Lothrop in honour of those from the city who fought in the Civil War.
Statue - standing soldier
June 4, 1902
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" x " x 276"
Carl Conrads/New England Granite Works/John B. Sullivan & Son
Cost / Value:
Cyrus W. Lothrop
Cyrus W. Lothrop ($3,100)
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