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Civil War Horse Memorial - Fort Riley, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 39° 03.785 W 096° 46.910
14S E 691914 N 4326118
Quick Description: This statue stands near the United States Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2010 12:49:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM8W9P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 6

Long Description:
This equestrian statue stands in a small courtyard adjacent to the United States Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley, Kansas. This three-quarter sized statue is dedicated to the million and a half horses and mules that perished or were used during the Civil War. It was dedicated in the summer of 1997. This statue was commissioned by Paul Mellon who served at Fort Riley during World War II and sculpture was designed by Tessa Pullan.

The inscription on the monument reads:
" IN MEMORY
OF THE ONE AND ONE HALF MILLION
HORSES AND MULE OF THE UNION AND
CONFEDERATE ARMIES WHO WERE KILLED
WERE WOUNDED, OR DIED FROM DISEASE
IN THE CIVIL WAR"

Access to the statue was restricted during my visit. Coordinates and Photos were taken from near the U. S. Cavalry Museum. I welcome better photos and updated coordinated when you visit.

Note: The Fort Riley is a secure military post. Visitors to Forft Riley are required to present valid identification with photo and a valid vehicle registration certificate. Vehicles and persons are subject to search prior to entering Fort Riley.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1996

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Gift of Major Paul Mellon

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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