Richard Yates - Springfield, Illinois
Posted by: BruceS
N 39° 47.855 W 089° 39.265
16S E 272736 N 4408661
Quick Description: Statue of Civil War era Governor of Illinois on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 9:15:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Y52
Statue of Richard Yates standing in front of a chair. The chair is draped and has eagles stand on its back. On the sides of the chair are relief sculptures.
"Richard Yates (January 18, 1815 - November 27, 1873) was the 13th Governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered[who?] the greatest war governor during that period. When the war began Gov. Yates sent more Illinois troops to aid the Union than any other state. He also represented Illinois in the United States House of Representatives, 1851-1855 and as a U.S. Senator, 1865-1871."
TITLE: Richard Yates
ARTIST(S): Albin Polasek
DATE: 1921. Dedicated Oct. 16, 1923.
MEDIUM: Bronze on a granite base.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS IL000261
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Illinois State Capitol
East lawn, 2nd Street
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