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Most attractive statue?

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by major bill, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. major bill

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    What is the most attractive statue of a civil War General? It does not have to be your favorite generals but just the best looking one. To me the Sherman statue in new York has to be high on the list. Sherman being lead to victory by the winged Angel of Victory. One of the reasons I like it is the monument's bass is left fairly plain while the monument concentrates on Sherman and the Angel of Victory. This plainness allows Sherman and the Angel to carry the message without any distractions. One does not have to love Sherman to see the strength and beauty of this monument.


    Your turn to post one more attractive than Sherman.
     
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    That is a beautiful monument; it was designed by Saint-Gaudens, same guy who designed the double eagle coin.

    I love this bronze statue of Lee and his young aide in Lee Park in my home town of Dallas. The Park is beautiful and is the site of many weddings at the 2/3's replica of Arlington Hall close by. The work was dedicated by none other than FDR in 1936.

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    That is a nice work. Thank you for posting.
     
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    I think the equestrian statue of Forrest in Memphis is very nice.

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    Charles Henry Niehaus was a German-American born in Ohio who did a large number of these kinds of statue. He was noted for accuracy - Forrest's face looks like Forrest and Niehaus was particularly good with horses - King Philip looks like he did in life.
     
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    That's a toughie.

    As Diane mentioned, the Forrest Statue in Memphis is indeed very beautiful (if only now people would stop vandalizing it, and change the park back to it's original name, but that's another issue).

    I'll call it a tie between the two. :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm partial to the Memphis Forrest statue, which I used to climb all over as a child.

    Incidentally, the horse is anatomically correct, which is very obvious when you stand at the base of the statue - basically it's all you can see from the position where a typical visitor would stand. This used to tickle me as a child.
     
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    :laugh: That's hilarious but not as hilarious as Black Bess! They added some parts she didn't come with because somehow it wasn't dignified for Gen Morgan to be sitting on a mare...:x3:
     
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    This is one of my least favorites. I hate the gold. Just looks gaudy.
     
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    I find this monument hard to beat. I've never seen it in person, but it's on my things to see in New York when/if I visit. I watched a documentary that explained all the symbolism. It was insightful. Thanks for posting....

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    IMG_3593.JPG Logan in Grant Park in Chicago. The Hero of Atlanta.
     
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    * Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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    "Victory Defeated by Death and Night" at Shiloh (not my photograph)
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    Every time I march in the NYC St Patrick's Day parade, reenacting the 69th NY Inf, we give it the marching salute ( shoulder arms ) and EYES LEFT.
     
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    The Grant statue along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.

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    Nice statue of Grant.
     
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    jeb stuart on monument ave in Richmond
     
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    Speaking of Grant, he has a fantastic memorial in Washington, DC - he's on horseback with four lions and on either side is a cavalry charge and an artillery charge. Here's the cavalry charge from Wiki:

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    A lot of action in this statue.
     
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    Yes, and the soldier whose horse had toppled over and who is now under the hooves of the front horse has a strange, calm look in all that tumoil and looks like Lincoln! As if someone had put a wrong head into the statue.
    Otherwise it a terrific work, although not my favorite.
    Seems equestrian statues in general are the most beloved.
    Interesting thread, something new to think about. Thank you all!
     
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