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Founder:
W. H. Mullins Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Cooper Monument Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: sheet copper; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Warren County P. O. Box 709, Warren County Courthouse Warrenton North Carolina 27859
Located Warren County Courthouse Courthouse Square, South Main Street Warrenton North Carolina
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 29, 1913
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, North Carolina survey, 1994.
Summary:
A Civil War soldier stands at parade rest holding the stock of his rifle upright with both hands, the butt of which rests in front of his proper right foot. He wears a broad-brimmed hat and sports a mustache and trimmed goatee. He wears a canteen on his belt on his proper left side and a blanket roll across his chest from his proper left shoulder to his proper right hip. A bayonet sheath is at his proper left side. The sculpture has an antique brown finish. The sculpture rests atop a tapered column with a three-stepped bottom. A Confederate flag is depicted in relief on the front of the column. On the front bottom of the shaft, a relief in the shape of a shield encloses letters in an interwoven design. A circular metal medallion is attached to the front of the shaft below this. It presents a horseman in proper right profile wearing Revolutionary garb and a tri-cornered hat. He is pointing. The horseman is surrounded by a vegetal border, perhaps corn and tobacco. Below the horseman and on the outer border is an inscription. Cannon balls were once piled in front of the sculpture and are now missing. The sculpture has an antique bronze finish.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS NC000422
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333849