Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 42° 21.477 W 071° 03.782
19T E 330101 N 4691581
Quick Description: Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, who fought in the Mexican-American War, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2018 5:03:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMY1BZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 7

Long Description:
A statue erected in 1903 of Civil War Union General Joseph Hooker mounted astride a horse, located outside the Massachusetts State House.

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
website::

"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.

ARTIST(S): The figure was modeled by Daniel Chester French and the horse was modeled by Edward Clark Potter."

Information from the Smithsonian Art Inventory:
(visit link) & (visit link)

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
In front of the

Massachusetts State House
Beacon Street.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
URL of the statue: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Statues of Historic Figures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Duodenfer_ visited Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 9/23/2018 Duodenfer_ visited it
lesden visited Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 7/13/2018 lesden visited it
ORDIMIC visited Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 6/12/2018 ORDIMIC visited it
veritas vita visited Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 4/12/2018 veritas vita visited it
petendot visited Major General Joseph Hooker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 4/10/2018 petendot visited it

View all visits/logs