Colonel Thomas Cass Statue

Public Garden along Boylston Street

Born in Queen's County (Laois), Cass moved to Boston and became a local businessman and School Committee member. When the Civil War broke out, Governor Andrew asked Cass to form a regiment of Irish immigrants - the 9th Massachusetts Volunteers. Cass led his men into battle, and was himself fatally wounded at the Battle of Malvern Hill. He returned to Boston and died in 1862. A granite memorial of Cass was initially unveiled, but was then replaced by this bronze memorial created by artist Richard E. Brooks. It was dedicated in 1899 at a ceremony attended by Cass' family and soldiers.

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