Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams - Detroit, MI
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N 42° 20.364 W 082° 59.195
17T E 336349 N 4689371
Quick Description: Located on Belle Isle in the Detroit River, at the intersection of Inselruhe Road and Central Avenue. Streetside parking is available.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2007 8:21:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM1389
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 69

Long Description:
From wikipedia.com:

Alpheus Starkey Williams (9/29/1810 – 12/21/1878) was a lawyer, judge, journalist, U.S. Congressman, and a Union general in the American Civil War. The equestrian sculpture was made by Henry Mervin Shrady, who was a self-taught sculptor best known for his equestrian monuments.
Identity of Rider: Alpheus Starkey Williams

Identity of Horse: ol’ Plug Ugly (Plug)

Name of artist: Henry Mervin Shrady

Date of Dedication: Oct. 15, 1921

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Williams sits atop the horse studying a map of the battlefields in rain gear during a storm.

Position: All Hooves Planted

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