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Colorado Soldier's Monument (aka "On Guard")


Bronze figure of a standing Union soldier whose right hand holds the butt of a rifle, left hand holds the rifle barrel, and left foot thrusts forward. He wears an overcoat, boots and spurs, and a Union soldier’s kepi hat. He has a strapped and shielded saber, a pistol holster, and under his coat, a canteen. The statue was originally mounted on top of a granite pedestal, with neoclassical ornamentation, facing west, at the west entrance to the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver.

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