Monument to horses and mules killed in war

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This equestrian statue stands in a small courtyard adjacent to the United States Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, Kansas. This three-quarter sized statue is dedicated to the million and a half horses and mules that perished or were used during the Civil War. It was dedicated in the summer of 1997. This statue was commissioned by Paul Mellon who served at Fort Riley during World War II and sculpture was designed by Tessa Pullan.
The inscription on the monument reads:
" IN MEMORY
OF THE ONE AND ONE HALF MILLION
HORSES AND MULE OF THE UNION AND
CONFEDERATE ARMIES WHO WERE KILLED
WERE WOUNDED, OR DIED FROM DISEASE
IN THE CIVIL WAR"
 
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huskerblitz

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And to think this was erected prior to the National WWII memorial.

In any case, thanks for posting. I didn't realize where the Cavalry Museum was.
 
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Robbie

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Unless there are two identical statues, which there may well be, this statue stands in from of the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Va. It is a very moving work of art.
 

Frederick14Va

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There are a number of these around the country now...

Here is another example that sits in front of the Virginia Historical Society building in Richmond Va
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Additional....
There are three of these statues... all commissioned by Paul Mellon and sculpted by Tessa Pullan of England. All appear to have been cast about 1997.

1st... National Sporting Library - Middleburg Va: 3/4 size sculpture
2nd... Ft. Riley Kansas... duplicate 3/4 size sculpture from same mold
3rd... Va Historical Society - Richmond Va... Full sized sculpture

The one in Richmond sits in front of the Va Historical Society building... at night the front of the building is lighted... as a result the statue casts a huge silhouette up against the large white marbled building... A few years later they placed an iron fence around the statue... assuming to prevent graffiti vandals easy access.....
 
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