An effort to catalog, photograph, research and promote the history of the Bay State’s Civil War monuments.
The Massachusetts Civil War Monuments Project is an informal, collaborative effort to catalog, photograph and research the Civil War monuments in each Massachusetts town.
Location: Town Common, Main Street and School Street, TownsendCoordinates: 42°40’01.1″N 71°42’18.9″WDate dedicated: May 30, 1932Sculptor/architect/contractor: Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, sculptor; Gorham Manufacturing Co., casting and construction Townsend’s Civil War monument is one of several copies of a splendid sculpture known as “The Volunteer” by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson. The first version of “The Volunteer” was…
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