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The plaster sculpture features a Union officer walking with two enlisted soldiers toward a picket line. The three appear on duty and cautious, possibly because they see the enemy approaching. The officer lays his proper right hand on the right-side soldier's gun to prevent him from firing. The left-side soldier shields his eyes with his proper left hand as he looks on in the distance.
New York Historical Society Museum & Library. https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/picket-guard (accessed June 28, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
14 1/2 (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
top of base, inscribed: [?] [ROGERS]; front of base, inscribed: THE PICKET GUARD
Sculpture; United States. Army--Officers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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