Howitzer Monument

The Howitzer Monument was installed in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States.[1] It commemorated the Richmond Howitzers, a Confederate artillery unit.[1] The statue was created by Caspar Buberl. It was located on Virginia Commonwealth University's Monroe Park campus.

Howitzer Monument
Howitzer Monument, Caspar Buber, Richmond VA, USA 1892.jpg
The monument in 2005
ArtistCaspar Buberl
Year1892 (1892)
LocationRichmond, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates37°32′55″N 77°27′18″W / 37.54867°N 77.45495°W / 37.54867; -77.45495Coordinates: 37°32′55″N 77°27′18″W / 37.54867°N 77.45495°W / 37.54867; -77.45495

HistoryEdit

The monument was erected in 1892.[1][2] In 2020, protesters pulled down the statue.[3]

“The Richmond Howitzer Company of the 1st Regiment of Volunteers was founded on November 9, 1859, by George Wythe Randolph, a grandson of Thomas Jefferson. After electing Randolph its first captain, the company, which was recruited from elite Richmond circles, marched to Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia), to help provide security during Brown's trial and subsequent execution. Following the end of the Civil War “the Howitzers reorganized in 1871 and saw active duty during both World War I and World War II. It is now a unit in the Virginia National Guard. [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Howitzer Monument, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original on June 21, 2020. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers". www.perseus.tufts.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  3. ^ "Howitzer Confederate statue pulled down by protesters in Richmond – the 4th monument in 10 days". Archived from the original on June 23, 2020. Retrieved Jun 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Richmond Howitzers – Encyclopedia Virginia".