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Soldiers and Sailor Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Taft, Lorado Zadoc 1860-1936  Search this
McKain, A. A.  Search this
Mann Brothers  Search this
Sculpture: bronze; Base: limestone and Barre granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Randolph County Commissioners Randolph County Courthouse Winchester Indiana 47394
Located Randolph County Courthouse Square Winchester Indiana 47394
Installed 1889-1890. Dedicated July 21, 1892
Salmon, Thomas W., II, 1991.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IN5020, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
Monumental News, Oct. 1889, pg. 194.
Image on file.
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A soldier holding a flag in his proper left hand stands atop an elaborate column. At the base of the column is a granite ashlar through which cannons protrude. Above this is a square element with turrets at each corner, in front of which stand bronze figures --an infantryman, a sailor, an artilleryman, and a cavalryman. At the bottom of the column is a bronze relief depicting the Battle of the Wilderness. Above the relief is a section of granite with twelve small Corinthian columns. The top portion of the central column is composed of rusticated granite.
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Architecture--Military--Battlefield  Search this
Control number:
IAS 74110011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums