Nelson's Column - London, UK
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N 51° 30.460 W 000° 07.671
30U E 699311 N 5710193
Quick Description: Nelson's Column honors Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson who died while defeating Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 4:23:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMDW0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
Nelson's Column is located in Trafalgar Square and is a memorial to Admiral Horatio Nelson who died at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.
Wikipedia (visit link) further informs us:

"The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of £47,000. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite. The Craigleith sandstone statue of Nelson is by E. H. Baily and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.

The pedestal is decorated with four bronze relief panels, each 18 feet square, cast from captured French guns. They depict the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Copenhagen and the Death of Nelson at Trafalgar. The sculptors were Musgrave Watson, William F Woodington, John Ternouth and John Edward Carew respectively."

Nelson served mostly in the Mediterranean and, Wikipedia (visit link) adds:
" He fought in several minor engagements off Toulon and was important in the capture of Corsica and subsequent diplomatic duties with the Italian states. In 1797, he distinguished himself while in command of HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent.

Shortly after the battle, Nelson took part in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where his attack was defeated and he was badly wounded, losing his right arm, and was forced to return to England to recuperate. The following year, he won a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile and remained in the Mediterranean to support the Kingdom of Naples against a French invasion. In 1801, he was dispatched to the Baltic and won another victory, this time over the Danes at the Battle of Copenhagen. He subsequently commanded the blockade of the French and Spanish fleets at Toulon and, after their escape, chased them to the West Indies and back but failed to bring them to battle. After a brief return to England, he took over the Cádiz blockade in 1805. On 21 October 1805, the Franco-Spanish fleet came out of port, and Nelson's fleet engaged them at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle was Britain's greatest naval victory, but during the action Nelson was fatally wounded by a French sniper. His body was brought back to England where he was accorded a state funeral."
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