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GENERAL DANIEL DAVIDSON BIDWELL

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

General Daniel Davidson Bidwell

Sahl Swarz


 

 10/19/1924

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on White Limestone Base with Bronze Plaque
 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 8 3.75 7.75 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 7.667 4.333 8.75 N/A

Description

Description
Subject dressed in Civil War uniform sits astride a stallion.  He holds a sword low in his proper right hand and the horse's reins in his proper left hand. Horse has proper left front hoof raised. Plaque on base reads: "General Daniel Davidson Bidwell commanding the Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. was killed at Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864. This statue was erected and presented to the city by the General Daniel Davidson Bidwell Association."



 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
General Bidwell was Buffalo's senior officer in the Civil War. He was born in the Village of Blackrock, NY (later annexed by Buffalo) on August 12, 1819. Bidwell made the supreme sacrifice for his country at the battle of Cedar Creek, October, 19, 1864.



 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Colonial Circle at Bidwell Parkway, Richmond Ave., and Lafayette Ave. intersection Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 2002 Very Good Very Good Good Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Fair Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 1996 Good Very Good Good Good No
Fine Objects Conservation, Inc. July
1994
Poor Excellent Very Poor Good No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Fair Poor No