Thursday, September 29, 2011

General Griffin Stedman


General Griffin Stedman's statue stands in Barry Square in the southwest neighborhood of Hartford.  He was killed during the series of battles in Virginia known as the Siege of Petersburg.

When I googled his name to learn more, I came across this interesting piece of research, which was stimulated by the writer's visit to this statue.

20 comments:

Steffe said...

Thanks for the link. Statue looks good in you photo with that green back drop.

Pet said...

Should this one count as a portrait too? :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

One of the sad things of the Civil War is that by mustering troops using regiments from the same towns that fought together as units, if those units took heavy action the young men of the same community could suffer disproportionate casualties.

Perhaps the localized nature of the way troops were organized was also responsible for the many monuments to Civil War heroes after the war.

I was interested to read that he saw action at the Battle of South Mountain. The South Mountain Inn is a charming restaurant outside of Boonsboro, Maryland, near Antietam, a little west of Frederick.

Bruce Clark said...

Nice shot Jack. There is so much history tucked away in quiet spots here in Connecticut. You just have to stop and look as you did.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very interesting history Jack, so you think at some time in the future you might take a picture of his resting place (hmm !does that sound better than grave..I'm not sure!)in the Cedar Hill Cemetery?

brattcat said...

what a handsome man he was, what a handsome statue he makes.

Kate said...

I like your close up better than the one in the link, but I found the information in the link very thorough and interesting. We as a nation are endlessly fascinated by the Civil War. Too many deaths which were pretty horrible. A sad piece of history but I like the way Stedman has been recognized.

Leif Hagen said...

He's a handsome man but a little stiff looking. Beautiful GREEN background for his portrait!

Sharon said...

What a distinguished career he had. I wonder if his kowledge of the law helped him progress so quickly in the military service. Maybe he was a natural born leader.

Halcyon said...

He looks quite serious. Thanks for the link. An interesting piece. :)

Malyss said...

What I like with those men is the charming way they had to wear moustaches!And I like this kind of statue.

Jacob said...

I must admit that, even tho I taught American history, I somehow missed Gen. G. Stedman.

Fascinating story.

But I think you like him 'cause he was a lawyer! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

I like history and I'm always learning with blog posts, thanks for all information!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous stature and, of course, a terrific capture! Thank you for the link, Jack, really enjoyed reading the history. Looks like a lovely, peaceful place. Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

joo said...

Really interesting, and I like this statue - his eyes seem to be so sad!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice Jack! Thanks for the link.

Regina K said...

Interesting history. You captured this statue well, sometimes not so easily done.

Randy said...

Love the way you captured this. Really nice.

Tash said...

Great statue and nicely set by the lovely trees. Very nice POV on this shot.

SRQ said...

Nice capture. These types of statues can be a challenge to shoot.