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Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick Equestrian Statue, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Bush-Brown, Henry K. 1857-1935  Search this
Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Carver:
Davis Granite Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Norcross Brothers  Search this
Subject:
Sedgwick, John  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Stony Creek granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park East of Sedgewick Avenue Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Modeled 1910. 1912. Dedicated June 19, 1913
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0104, 1989.
Monumental News, Oct. 1913, pg. 713.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Monumental News, Oct. 1913, cover.
H K Bush-Brown / BUREAU BRO'S/BRONZE FOUNDERS/PHILA. PA (On front of base:) SEDGWICK (On right side of base:) ERECTED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE SERVICE/GIVEN TO THE NATION BY HER HONORED SON/JOHN SEDGWICK/LOYAL CITIZEN, ILLUSTRIOUS SOLDIER,/BELOVED COMMANDER (On left side of base:) MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK/IN COMMAND OF/THE SIXTH CORPS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC/AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, GETTYSBURG,/THE WILDERNESS, AND SPOTSYLVANIA/BORN AT CORNWALL, CONN. SEPTEMBER 13TH 1813/KILLED AT SPOTSYLVANIA, VA MAY 9TH 1864 signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
An equestrian portrait of General Sedgwick and his mount, Handsome Joe, soon after their arrival on the battlefield during the afternoon of July 2, 1863. The general is shown looking over the battlefield toward the Wheatfield and Sherfy Peach yard. The general wears his hat and carries his sword on his left side. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base adorned with bronze plaques. It is installed near the location of Sedgwick's headquarters during the battle.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11899