OOSI Sculpture

The Sentinel

1864 / Randolph Rogers / Cincinnati

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A Union Army Sentinel stands in uniform holding a rifle with the bayonet in the air. His head is turned to the proper left. An article in "Harper’s New Monthly" magazine from June of 1866 includes a detail on the inspiration for the figure. An Englishwoman stated to the sculptor, Randolph Rogers, that she supposed the man was Stonewall Jackson, a prominent Confederate general, to which Rogers replied that it was, contrarily, the man who had shot him.

This sculpture acted as the model for later versions to be mass-produced all across the United States for both Confederate and Union soldier monuments. There were two companies who used this general design most predominantly in the Eastern part of the country: The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, CT, and W.H. Mullins Company of Salem, OH.

Location: Section 21, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Randolph Rogers, “The Sentinel,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed September 22, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/579.

Dublin Core

Title

The Sentinel

Description

A Union Army Sentinel stands in uniform holding a rifle with the bayonet in the air. His head is turned to the proper left. An article in "Harper’s New Monthly" magazine from June of 1866 includes a detail on the inspiration for the figure. An Englishwoman stated to the sculptor, Randolph Rogers, that she supposed the man was Stonewall Jackson, a prominent Confederate general, to which Rogers replied that it was, contrarily, the man who had shot him.

This sculpture acted as the model for later versions to be mass-produced all across the United States for both Confederate and Union soldier monuments. There were two companies who used this general design most predominantly in the Eastern part of the country: The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, CT, and W.H. Mullins Company of Salem, OH.

Creator

Date

1864

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Section 21

Location Street

4521 Spring Grove Avenue

Creation Date

01/01/1864