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Equestrian Statue of Joseph Hooker


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Located in the grounds of Boston’s Massachusetts State House, this equestrian statue of General Joseph Hooker was a collaborative effort between Daniel Chester French and Edward Clark Potter, who designed figure and horse respectively. Hooker is best remembered for his defeat at the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville against Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The monument was dedicated in 1903.


Monument type:

Statue – equestrian

Artist:

Figure - Daniel Chester French. Horse - Edward Clark Potter.

Dedication Date:

June 25, 1903

Address:

USA

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Conception Date:
1896
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Material:
Statue – bronze. Base – granite.
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Erected by:
The Commonwealth of MA
Funded by:
The Commonwealth of MA – ‘a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars’
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