Monuments in Southbridge
Southbridge's Honor Roll Memorial, dedicated on July 10, 2004
Civil War Monument
He Did The Work But Didnít Get Much Credit
By Joe Capillo, May 11, 1998
The Civil War soldier mounted on this monument [in front of Town
Hall] was sculpted in 1914 by Southbridge native Edward H. Kavanaugh.
Ironically, he did not get the praise he deserved for his work.The statue was dedicated on July 4th, of that year with an impressive ceremony,
and accepted by Commander George W. Corey, of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Hon. J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia, was principle speaker.
However, nowhere in the program does the name of Edward Kavanaugh appear.
So, while we pay tribute to all Civil War veterans, let us also give praise to the young man from Southbridge who sculpted this beautiful soldier monument for our town.
here for PDF File for list of names on the Civil War Monument
(Provided by Margaret Morrissey; special thanks to Dominic LiCastro)
Check this out about Edwin Taylor Morse:
http://www.geocities.com/southbridgefamilyhistory/ Sep 16, 2004
Photo of WWI Vet being
honored as viewed from the front of the Town Hall
Article (1938) of the WWI Memorial Shown above, located next to the Fire
Recent modifications to Main and South (along with most other roads
in town), included moving the Felix Gatineau statue back about 25 feet
to a new position.
This move occurred on Nov 1, 2000. For a pdf file that details the text on the statue, click here.
Oct 5, 2001 - Felix statue gets painted!
For more on the monuments in town, check out this project by Charlton Street School!
Click here for photo
of Felix Gatineau's Store on Main Street in Southbridge
Courtesy of Jacob Edwards Library and the Southbridge Historical Society
Click Here for a view of the Monuments at the Rotary
The History behind the George Washington Monument in Front of the Post Office
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