Correction and Update: A huge “thank you” to a reader who pointed out that the Mansfield statue that is a twin to that in New York is the one which stands in Mansfield’s Central Park, and is not the one in South Park. While both local statues have single Civil War soldiers standing with a rifle, the placement of the hands is different. A Google Maps view of the downtown statue can be viewed here.
That said, we have to say how wonderful is it that Mansfield boasts two quality figures on statues honoring local Civil War units!
We hope to do a story on the Central Park statue this week.
Two Civil War statues sitting 540 miles apart from one another have something in common.
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