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Howitzer Monument, Richmond, Virgina, circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:The Howitzer Monument, Park Avenue and Harrison Street, Richmond, Va
Summary:Howitzer Monument, Richmond, Virgina, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Beautiful and Historical Richmond, Va. Series. The Howitzer Monument, (Park Ave & Harrison St.) Richmond, Va. This characteristic monument represents a typical artilleryman at 'Position No. One.' It was unveiled Dec. 13, 1892, and is an excellent example of the work of W. L. Sheppard, a gifted sculptor of Richmond, Va. The Howitzers were organized in Richmond in November, 1859, and saw their first service during the days of the John Brown excitement. The original armament of the organization (and hence its name) consisted of mounted naval or boat howitzers, drawn by the cannoneers. The battalion eagerly embraced the cause of the Confederacy at the out-break of the Civil War and rendered gallant and effective services throughout the entire period of that conflict." Postcard number: 45668.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Artillery (Troops)
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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