Saturday, April 23, 2011

Col. Thomas Knowlton

This is another statue on the grounds of the Connecticut State Capitol.

According to the plaque, Col. Knowlton served in the French and Indian Wars and commanded Connecticut troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill.  Col. Knowlton fought beside General Washington at the Battle of Harlem Heights, where he died on September 16, 1776 at the age of 36.

12 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

The French and Indian War was brutal for all involved. Strange how friends become enemies and enemies become friends depending on our needs and perceptions at any moment in time.

Birdman said...

So much I don't know... or recall about history.

Regina K said...

Wonderful history, I love the details on that building.

Farmchick said...

He looks like quite the dashing chap in this statue. Love how you centered it in the designs of the building.

EG Wow said...

So sad that he died so young! Those were such warring times...kinda sounds a lot like today.

Sharon said...

I love the way you've captured his statue framed by those arches on the facade of the building.

Kate said...

There certainly are a lot of historic figures honored in your area!

RedPat said...

Love the composition of your shot and all the lovely details you have captured!

Dawn said...

Great capture and thanks for the history note.
You have many great statues in your area....a history-lover's paradise!

Randy said...

Nice statue and I really like the details in the windows behind it.

Cildemer said...

Very nice statue and wonderful architecture in the background!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Malyss said...

I really love the way you picture those statues, with a beautyful building behind..An other one who was wih the frenches!