Equestrian Statue of Joseph Hooker
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.
Statue – equestrian
Figure - Daniel Chester French. Horse - Edward Clark Potter.
June 25, 1903
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Statue – bronze. Base – granite.
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Cost / Value:
The Commonwealth of MA
The Commonwealth of MA – ‘a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars’
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