Ambrose Burnside Monument -- Providence, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jkozik
N 41° 49.546 W 071° 24.711
19T E 299706 N 4633243
Ambrose Burnside Monument located in City Hall Park in downtown Providence, RI
Waymark Code: WM4W8N
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 35

The Ambrose Burnside Monument is an equestrian sculpture located in the Eastern edge of City Hall Park, near the Bajnotti Fountain, in downtown Providence. Sculpted in 1887 by Launt Thompson, the bronze memorializes General Burnside who lead a Rhode Island regiment in the Civil War.

Article by the City of Providence.
Wiki Entry for General Burnside.
Short Write-up from the Visit Rhode Island Web Page.

Identity of Rider: General Ambrose Burnside

Name of artist: Launt Thompson

Date of Dedication: Built in 1887, rededicated to it current location in 1906

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Last major commission of Thompson. Legend: he made sideburns popular

Position: All Hooves Planted

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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