The Great Emancipator - Brentwood, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 55.703 W 076° 57.083
18S E 330849 N 4310639
Quick Description: Statue of an older Lincoln within the Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2020 12:08:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM12MV2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 4

Long Description:
An Abraham Lincoln sculpture by renowned Lincoln scholar Andrew O’Connor sits in the middle of Fort Lincoln Cemetery about 100 yards from the District line. The 13-foot enduring bronze statue shows Lincoln in the final days of the Civil War in deep thought, as thin and weary as the 16th president would become. The stress of the war is clearly upon him.

The piece was commissioned in 1930 by the Rhode Island Lincoln Memorial Commission for its state house. Cast at Gorham Manufacturing, it remained there for 17 years because the Rhode Island commission didn’t have the money to pay for the statue. Finally, Fort Lincoln Cemetery bought it in 1947.

The statue is in the area Lincoln met with Union troops during the war. It was Fort Lincoln then, the cannons still high above in earthworks where the president sat under a massive centuries-old oak and drank from the adjacent spring house that’s still there. The fort was founded in 1861 to defend Washington and named for the president. It later became a cemetery.
Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type: Public

Date of Event: 1947

Location Notes:
The cemetery is open from 0800 to dusk.


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