Joseph Hooker - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 42° 21.490 W 071° 03.740
19T E 330160 N 4691604
Quick Description: A bronze statue of Maj. Gen. Joesph Hooker on a horse, in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, placed in 1903.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 12:21:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM7CR8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 19

Long Description:
From the Wikipedia

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Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, fought in the Mexican-American War, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction, Hooker is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. He became known as "Fighting Joe" during the Civil War due to civilian clerical error; however, the nickname stuck.

From the Smithsonian Art Inventory

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Sculpture: bronze; Base: red granite.

Sculpture: approx. 15 x 5 x 12 ft.; Base: approx. 20 x 8 x 18 ft.

Inscription:
(On right side base:) Daniel Chester French / Edward C. Potter / Sculptors (On left side base:) The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co/Founders N.Y. 1903 signed Founder's mark appears.

Description:
A portrait of General Joseph Hooker dressed in his Civil War Uniform and seated on his horse. He holds the horse's reins in his proper left hand. The sculpture rests atop a rectangular granite base.

The sculpture was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The figure was modeled by Daniel Chester French and the horse was modeled by Edward Clark Potter.

Placed in 1903

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