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.
Thanks for the link. Statue looks good in you photo with that green back drop.
Should this one count as a portrait too? :-)
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.
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.
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?
what a handsome man he was, what a handsome statue he makes.
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.
He's a handsome man but a little stiff looking. Beautiful GREEN background for his portrait!
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.
He looks quite serious. Thanks for the link. An interesting piece. :)
What I like with those men is the charming way they had to wear moustaches!And I like this kind of statue.
I must admit that, even tho I taught American history, I somehow missed Gen. G. Stedman.
But I think you like him 'cause he was a lawyer! :-)
I like history and I'm always learning with blog posts, thanks for all information!
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!
Really interesting, and I like this statue - his eyes seem to be so sad!
Nice Jack! Thanks for the link.
Interesting history. You captured this statue well, sometimes not so easily done.
Love the way you captured this. Really nice.
Great statue and nicely set by the lovely trees. Very nice POV on this shot.
Nice capture. These types of statues can be a challenge to shoot.
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