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Gen. William Francis Bartlett - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 42° 21.496 W 071° 03.794
19T E 330086 N 4691617
Quick Description: This statue is located inside the Massachusetts State House.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2015 9:16:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNR6C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The Smithsonian Inventory (visit link) provides the following info about the statue:

"Artist:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931, sculptor.
Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924, sculptor.
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder.
Title:
William Francis Bartlett, (sculpture).
Dates:
Commissioned 1901. Cast 1904.
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Siena marble.
Dimensions:
52 x 39 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.; Base: 31 1/2 x 35 x 25 1/2 in.
Inscription:
(Left side of base:) Daniel C. French sc. 1904 signed Founder's mark appears.
Description:
A portrait of General William Francis Bartlett standing with his hat held in his proper right hand and his gloves in held proper left hand.
Subject:
Portrait male -- Bartlett, William Francis -- Full length
Dress -- Accessory -- Hat
Occupation -- Military -- General
Dress -- Uniform -- Military Uniform
Dress -- Accessory -- Glove
Object Type:
Sculpture
Owner:
Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill, Memorial Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 02133 Accession Number: 1904.1
Remarks:
Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1901. The total cost of the monument was $20,000."

and Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"William Francis Bartlett (June 6, 1840 – December 17, 1876) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and, later, an executive in the iron industry.

Bartlett enlisted as a private to serve in the Civil War, leaving in the midst of his studies at Harvard College. By the end of the war, he had risen to the grade of brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers and was awarded the honorary grade of brevet major general, U.S. Volunteers. He successively commanded two regiments, a brigade and a division. Over the course of the war, he was wounded four times.

At the close of the war, Bartlett became the manager of several iron works, most notably the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia...

Civil War service

Bartlett initially enlisted in the 4th Battalion Massachusetts Infantry, also known as the New England Guards, which was garrisoned to defend Fort Independence in Boston harbor. At the time, the three forts in Boston were entirely unmanned and Boston harbor almost defenseless. Fort Independence was the only of the three forts equipped with cannon, however most of them were facing the city and not the water. The 4th Battalion, including Pvt. Bartlett, had much work to do to put Fort Independence in order. Bartlett served with the battalion for the unit's full 90-day term, from April to June 1861."
URL of the statue: Not listed

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