111th New York Infantry Regimental Monument
Bronze sculpture by sculptor Caspar Buberl
Located on the North end of Hancock Ave. at the Bryan Farm (see Google map link at bottom of page)
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111th New York Infantry Monument
Dedicated June 26, 1891
Base 8' 2" x 5' 10". Total Height 14' 3"
Bronze Statue and plinth, 3' 0" x 2' 2" x 6' 9" high
Materials of Construction.
Quincy (Mass.) granite and Standard bronze.
Contractors, - Frederick & Field.
Bronze Casting, - Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co. New York
Sculptor - Caspar Buberl
Total Cost: $2400.00
During the dedication of the monument, Clinton D. Mac Dougall, Colonel of the 111th would note "The figure is of bronze almost as enduring and indestructible as your fame. The design represents a skirmisher, with cap thrown back from his forehead that his vision may not be obscured."
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With his forage cap thrown back this skirmisher casts a keen eye towards the southern lines.
Buberl's bronze is full of great detail. The lock plate and hammer of the rifle resembles the U.S. Model 1861 Rifled Musket caliber .58. The veins in the hand and details in the fingers add to the realistic aspect of the monument.
A soldier on the skirmish line needs a firm grasp on the rifle stock and must be prepared to turn and fire at a moments notice.
Every soldier knows the importance of having a full canteen. Also notice how the cartridge box cover retaining strap is unhooked allowing quick access to a cartridge.The statue has a certain alertness or energy that a skirmisher on the line would have presented.
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