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Plainville Civil War Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Morrison, A. C.  Search this
Medium:
Granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Plainville Plainville Massachusetts
Located Plainville Cemetery Off Route 1A Plainville Massachusetts
Date:
1903
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
Image on file.
(On lower right corner of base:) A.C. Morrison/Westerly, RI (On front of base:) A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE/TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE/ARMY AND NAVY/WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES/IN DEFENCE OF THE/UNION/1861-1865/ERECTED BY/GEO. H. MAINTIEM W.R.C. NO. 74/MDCCCCIII (On back of base:) ON FAMES ETERNAL/CAMPGROUND/THEIR SILENT TENTS ARE/SPREAD/AND GLORY GUARD WITH/SOLEMN SOUND/THE BIVOWAC OF THE DEAD signed
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Summary:
A standing figure of a Civil War soldier holding his rifle vertically in front of him. Both hands rest on the rifle barrel and the rifle butt rests by his proper right foot. The sculpture stands atop a rough granite base adorned on the front with a relief depicting crossed rifles, a wreath, and a United States shield.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS MA000767
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_342494