Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Three Bronze Equestrian Statues of Andrew Jackson

Three bronze equestrian statues of Andrew Jackson were cast between 1853 and 1880. They are unique in the fact that the sculptor, artist Clark Mills, designed the statue with only the two rear legs of the General's horse supporting the statue.

The last of the three statue was unveiled on May 20, 1880, as a part of Nashville's centennial celebration. It stands on the east side of the State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee. The statue was a gift to the state by the Tennessee Historical Society.

The first Jackson equestrian statue was dedicated on January 8, 1853. Do you know where it is located? Clue: Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States of America.

The second equestrian statue was dedicated on February 9, 1856. Do you know where it is located? Clue: During the War of 1812 Jackson overwhelmingly defeated a superior British force and became the hero of what Battle?

Mills trained his own horse, Olympus, to pose on its haunches for the sculpture. Do you know the actual name of General Jackson's horse? Clue: It wasn't Marion Morrison.


mythopolis said...

I am afraid I stand woefully ignorant. And now, I feel suddenly exposed...a northerner laying low in the south.

mythopolis said...

I would never survive on Jeopardy! So, will you reveal these locations, or force me into searching them out?