Westerly Granite in
New Jersey

Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891

Flemington, NJ

Civil War Monuments
Flemington, NJ Soldiers' Monument


Flemington, NJ Soldiers' Monument

Material: Figure: Westerly granite; Base: Barre, VT granite on mortared base
Cost: $3500
Date Ordered: April 15 1891
Date Shipped:
Date Dedicated: May 30, 1892
Height: 22 feet
Base: 7 feet x 7 feet
Approximate weight:
Features: A Civil War Union soldier in uniform stands at parade rest. Both hands grasp the barrel of his rifle and the butt rests on the ground in front of his proper right foot. He wears a hat and moustache and carries on his belt a canteen and ammunition pack. He stands atop a plinth with reliefs of patriotic symbols. The plinth is atop a multitiered, 4-sided base with inscriptions. The front of the base has reliefs of 2 crossed rifles and a drum. The back features a relief of an anchor entwined by a rope. One side has reliefs of two crossed cannon and the other side shows two crossed swords and a bugle. The four corners of the upper section of the base each have a relief of a column and each corner of a lower tier has a relief of a pile of cannonballs.
Sculptor E. B. Koch
Letter Cutter:
About the Monument: Sculpture is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who went to the Civil War from Flemington and its vicinity.



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