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    National Military Park Mississippi

Rhode Island Memorial

Rhode Island State Memorial
Rhode Island Memorial
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The Rhode Island State Memorial is located on Grant Avenue near Grant's Circle. It was erected at a cost of $5000 on April 30, 1908, and dedicated by Walter A. Reid on November 11, 1908, when the monument was accepted for the Federal government by Capt. William T. Rigby. The sculptor was Frank Edwin Elwell, and the statue depicts the figure of an infantryman who has picked up the fallen colors.

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.