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The modest monument erected by the state of Rhode Island includes the names of the 74 soldiers from the state who perished at Andersonville. The monument is composed of Westerly blue granite and bronze panels and was fashioned by A.G. Crumb and Sons of Westerly, Rhode Island. On the second base is inscribed in raised letters the words “Rhode Island.” The middle block of the monument has bronze plaques on each side with the names of the soldiers inscribed in 1” letters. Above the block is a polished band with thirteen stars representing the original thirteen states. On the cap of the monument on the front side is a small gable to which is attached a bronze the coat of arms of the state.

[Much of the information is from “Andersonville Monuments” Compiled by Bill Burnett, 2000. Available in the gift shop at the Andersonville National Historic Site Visitors Center.

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