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Brooklyn Soldier 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Brooklyn, Connecticut. Dedicated June 14, 1888 -- the same dedication date as the General Israel Putnam Monument. Located at 29 Canterbury Road, Brooklyn, Connecticut. A gift to the city by Thomas Smith Marlor who also gave the land for both monuments.

The same statute was used to commemorate soldiers in other cities including Deposit, New York and Hoboken, New Jersey.

Listed in the Smithsonian's inventory of American sculpture.

Also described in the Civil War Monuments of Connecticut from the Connecticut Historical Society web site.

Bartlett in studio

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Standing portrait of Josiah Bartlett holding a quill in one hand and the Declaration of Independence in the other. Dedicated July 4, 1888, with a reading of John Greenleaf Whittier. Located in Huntington Square, Amesbury, Massachusetts. The sculpture was modeled from a painting by JohnTrumbull.

Listed in the Smithsonian's inventory of American sculpture.

Photo of Josiah Bartlett dated 1888 is courtesy of the Mark Twain Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Photo of Josiah Bartlett at present location is courtesy of Jennifer Haven, Reference Librarian, Amesbury Public Library.

Photo courtesy Andy Ward

Standing portrait of Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren standing atop Little Round Top at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dedicated August 8, 1888. Cost: $5,000. It is considered by many art critics to be the best of all Gerhardt's works.

Listed in the Smithsonian inventory of American sculpture.

Photo courtesy of Vermont photographer Andy Ward.

 Carrie Welton fountain

Carrie Welton Fountain located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Caroline Josephine Welton, a young heiress who loved animals, had been killed while mountain climbing in Colorado in 1884. Her will stipulated that $7,000 was to be set aside for a statue for her beloved black stallion, Knight--a horse that had killed her father a decade earlier. Carrie's will also left $100,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; a cause to which she had already given a quarter of a million dollars over the past decade. Relatives contested her will in a court case that was reported in The New York Times. Carrie's will was upheld and Gerhardt was awarded the project for the horse that stands in the middle of downtown Waterbury, Connecticut.

Listed in the Smithsonian's inventory of American sculpture.

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