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115TH NY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

"At the Ready"
(155th New York State Volunteer Infantry Civil War Memorial)

Henry J. Schmidt

Dedicated 2002
 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Plaque with Image-in-relief on Rough Grey Granite Base
 

Plaque

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Description

Description
Image-in-relief depicts soldiers of the Union Army advancing into battle during the Civil War. Inscription on back reads: "The 155th New York State Volunteers left Buffalo on October 10 1862 under the command of Col. John E. McMahon and returned July 25, 1865 under the command of Lt. Col. John Byrne (with a list of campaigns and battles participated in)." Members of the Monument Committee and the date that the memorial was erected are also listed.



 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This memorial was erected in 2002 by the 155th New York State Volunteer Infantry Reenactment Regiment. The artist is quoted as saying, "My design depicts common Civil War infantry soldiers standing ready to defend our nation's flag, symbolizing the vigilance freedom requires. The flag also extends forward beyond the edge of the monument as if to offer freedom to all. By honoring the 155th, our heritage is remembered through recognition of their great sacrifice."

 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Veterans Memorial Park along the Buffalo River Display December 2003 Yes

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