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North Andover Soldier's Monument (Andover, Massachusetts)

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Locally referred to as the "Minuteman' this monument is based on Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson's Newburyport statue of "The Volunteer'. The North Andover figure however maintains a different pose to its predecessor, as he appears to be stepping forward with his rifle ready in his arms, rather than casually slung over one shoulder. The monument's creation was repeatedly postponed, until 1912 when it was decided that it should be used to commemorate soldiers from North Andover who fought in the Civil War and other wars. The monument bears no inscription except for that of Kitson's name and the Gorham Co. founder's mark.

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