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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:13 PM

If any protestor touches THIS statue about the Civil War I'm going to go apeshit

Here it is in front of the Virginia Historical Society, close to our apartment, on what was then Boulevard (now renamed to Arthur Ashe Boulevard). The statue has since been moved to the other side of the building, closer to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

It is a tribute to all war horses and mules that suffered so much during the Civil War. I've gazed upon it too many times to count, always with a sense of sympathy and awe, tinged with an awful lot of resentment for the traitors that caused their plight.

Incidentally, it was donated by Paul Mellon, of Mellon Bank fame, who also donated many bronze horse sculptures on display inside the VMFA (worth a visit, folks!)

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Reply If any protestor touches THIS statue about the Civil War I'm going to go apeshit (Original post)
Goodheart Jun 19 OP
mopinko Jun 19 #1
Goodheart Jun 19 #2
mopinko Jun 19 #3
calimary Jun 19 #9
mopinko Jun 20 #13
dlk Jun 19 #10
ProfessorGAC Jun 19 #4
Caliman73 Jun 19 #5
sarge43 Jun 19 #11
Karadeniz Jun 19 #6
Duppers Jun 19 #7
roamer65 Jun 19 #8
mountain grammy Jun 19 #12

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

1. wow. what a powerful work of art.

 

i dont hate rich people who donate that kind of public art.
at all.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:26 PM

2. Makes a person cry.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:33 PM

3. i'm sure i would in person. i know that.

 

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:36 PM

9. Got me choked up.

My first thought was - awwwwwww... poor horse.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:44 PM

13. i suspect it was about that time that the expression

 

beaten like a rented mule came about.

but people's unbelievable selfishness and greed and cruelty is pretty ancient.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:38 PM

10. Noblesse oblige has been greatly diminished in recent years

There’s much more narcissism.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:35 PM

4. Riderless Horse Is A Second Message, Too

That is a cool statue!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:37 PM

5. But is it a Confederate horse?

Kidding!!

I would hope that statue would not offend anyone. Animals do what they are made to do. They have no ideology and we regularly use and abuse them. That should be a learning experience for anyone who sees that statue.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:45 PM

11. They are innocent of any blame. Must be left to stand.

They were one of the cost of wars and that statue is a remainder of the cost

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:10 PM

6. I'll go apeshit with you!❤

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:22 PM

7. Respect!

- a fellow Virginian

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:33 PM

8. That's a proper memorial.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:47 PM

12. Agree!

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