Wednesday, December 30, 2015

General Griffin Stedman

Driving through Hartford's Barry Square last week, I saw again the statue of Civil War
General Griffin Stedman.  He stands out better with the background trees bare of leaves.


Stedman was born in Hartford.  After graduating from Trinity, he became a lawyer, but enlisted when the Civil War got underway in 1861.  Stedman had an illustrious military career, leading troops from the 5th and 11th Connecticut Regiments, which saw action in many of the key battles of the war.

Stedman died at Petersburg in 1864 and was given a field promotion to General. 

7 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

He's a handsome fellow.

Deb Cohen said...

Nice shot! Does look great with the bare branches.

William Kendall said...

A good contrast to the earlier post, Jack.

RedPat said...

The branches make a nice backdrop, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Great capture for the day, Jack -- actually, for any day!! Well, you know what I mean. I do hope you have a wonderful New Year and that you share it with us!!

Michelle said...

He looks quite good, as a statue.

Linda said...

Nice. Too bad he didn't get to brag about that promotion.