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Sculptor:
Kelly, James Edward 1855-1933  Search this
Founder:
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Buford, John  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: 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 On McPherson Farm, near U.S. 30 Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated July 1, 1895
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0124, 1989.
Monumental News, Aug. 1894; May, July and Sept. 1895.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Monumental News, July 1895, pg. 425.
(Front of base, in raised lettering:) BUFORD
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Summary:
A standing portrait of General Buford looking out to the west as he did in 1863 when three thousand cavalrymen of his division prepared to meet the advance of Robert E. Lee's army. He holds a pair of binoculars in his raised proper right hand. Originally, next to each corner of the base there was a three inch ordnance rifle tube mounted on a granite block, but the rifle tubes are now missing and only the granite blocks remain.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Binoculars  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001086
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11902