Union Soldier Monument
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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.
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:
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE
BY THE PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATION OF
MECHANICS AND MANUFACTURERS
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