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A highly admired piece, The Wounded Scout illustrates an escaped slave leading and protecting a wounded soldier. Its contemporaneous admirers included Jessie Benton Frémont, Henry Ward Beecher, Lydia Maria Childs, and Abraham Lincoln who said of the piece, "[It] is very pretty, and suggestive, and, I should think, excellent as a piece of art."
David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The Peopleâ€™s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Pages: 211-12. Ref: DHW #103.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
22 3/4 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
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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