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Newspaper coverage - The American Soldier statue, October 1872

Union soldiers, Battle of Antietam. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, October 16, 1872


We are informed by Thomas Boullt, Esq., Secretary and Treasurer of Antietam National Cemetery, that all of the material for the construction of the monument has been raised in the quarried at Westerly, Rhode Island. The monument is to be 45 feet in height from the ground to the extreme top, the pedestal 25 feet, and the statue 20 feet, the whole to be constructed of white granite and weighing 300 tons, the statue alone, which is to be a colossal American Soldier, will weigh 65 tons composed of two blocks; weighing in the rough 85 tons. This work of art will be the largest statue in existence and its conception by the managers of the cemetery, of whom our townsman, Mr. Boullt is one of the most active, was a thought that is of infinite credit to all concerned. It will be finished in time, to be erected, we presume, by the eleventh anniversary of the battle of which it is in part commemorative. Twice a week


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library.

Original Size:
23 x 14 cms

Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.

Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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