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Mead, Larkin Goldsmith
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): Artist/Photographer
Service: Worked as an artist for Harper's Weekly and was hired by BGen W. F. Smith to do topographical drawings of Confederate positions in the Virginia Penisula in 1862 until he was nearly killed by a Confederate sharpshooter. Both he and photographer George Houghton had had enough of the war by the summer of 1862 and they returned to Brattleboro and Mead left to study sculpture in Italy.

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VITALS
Birth: 01/03/1835, Chesterfield, NH
Death: 10/15/1910

Burial: English Cemetery, Florence, Italy
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Wikipedia
Findagrave Memorial #: 14680681
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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English Cemetery, Florence, Italy

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(Gibson Collection)

Biography

His first important work was a statue of Agriculture, designed to top the dome of the Vermont Statehouse at Montpelier, Vermont. This work proved so successful that he was soon commissioned to sculpt a statue of Ethan Allen for the Statehouse portico. Other principal works include: the granite and bronze Lincoln Tomb, a sculptured mausoleum to President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois; Ethan Allen (1876), National Statuary Hall, United States Capitol, Washington, DC; a heroic marble, Mississippi -- The Father of Waters, Minneapolis City Hall; Triumph of Ceres, made for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893; and a large bust of Lincoln in the Hall of Inscriptions at the Vermont Statehouse.

Wikipedia.