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Union Soldiers and Sailors - OU0876

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 19.427' W 76° 37.069' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 15 July 2015
 Date Created: 15 July 2015
 Last Modified: 05 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0876

 


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With all the discussion / controversy over all things Confederate, recently, I had seen that 3 out of Baltimore's 4 Civil War monuments are dedicated to the Confederacy.

This led me to look more into Baltimore's various monuments and I found the website, Monument City Blog (MCB).  Per their site, "Monument City is a human-scale geotagging project. We’re riding our bikes around Baltimore City to document historical monuments, memorials and markers with GPS, photos and other first-person data."

I figured I'd start with some the Confederate memorials that the city is now looking into possibly removing.

 

Union Soldiers & Sailors

 

Per the MCB, ...this monument reads upon the front face of the pedestal, “Gloria Victis,” or “Glory to the Vanquished.” Though this sculpture is by Frederic Wellington Ruckstull and was dedicated in February of 1903, Gloria Victis is also the title of a 1874 sculpture at the National Gallery in Washington, DC by artist Antonin Mercie commemorating France’s loss in the Franco-Prussian War. 
"The monument stands between Mt Royal Avenue proper, and Mt Royal Terrace, a parallel access street for residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood. Nearby stand several buildings of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. The sculpture is composed of two figures: the allegorical figure of Glory with wings outstretched, who holds aloft a laurel wreath in one hand, and in the other supports a soldier whose strength is failing him. His flag is lowered and he seems near defeat.

Per the MCB, ...This work, by Adolph A. Weinman, was dedicated in 1909, and originally sat in Druid Hill Park (depicted in this postcard). It was moved to its current location in 1959 to make way for an expressway. The monument depicts a Union soldier striding forward with the Goddess Victory to his right and the Goddess Bellona (War) to his left. Behind Bellona rises a fig tree. Reliefs on the north and south sides of the base, respectively, depict a land battle and a naval battle.  A third relief on the back of the monument’s pedestal shows an eagle perched on a shield between sword and anchor.

The Union Soldiers & Sailors Monument has the distinction of being the only public Civil War monument in the city to pay homage to the Northern/Union sacrifices made during that conflict. Diagonally north-east across Wyman Park on Art Museum Drive is the double-equestrian Lee and Jackson Memorial. Not far from that is theConfederate Women monument to the north across Hopkins campus.


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1. Visit the site in person.

2.  Post a photo of your and / or your GPS with the monument.

3.  Log Password.  One of the figures on the stature is holding a shield.  There are 4 words on the shield.  The middle 2 form the Log Password (no space).

While I'm a proud Yankee, I do live in Maryland - The Old Line State.  We had the most divided loyalties of any state during the Civil War and had units on both sides.  The only reason the legislature didn't vote to secede was that Lincoln sent troops to arrest the pro-Confederate members of the General Assembly while they were in special session in Frederick.  So, the Civil War is a major part of the state's history.


I also deployed 2 Munzees in this park.  Be sure to check the map out while you're here.

I also created a few new Sighter locations in the area.


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Per the MCB, ...this monument reads upon the front face of the pedestal, “Gloria Victis,” or “Glory to the Vanquished.” Though this sculpture is by Frederic Wellington Ruckstull and was dedicated in February of 1903, Gloria Victis is also the title of a 1874 sculpture at the National Gallery in Washington, DC by artist Antonin Mercie commemorating France’s loss in the Franco-Prussian War. "The monument stands between Mt Royal Avenue proper, and Mt Royal Terrace, a parallel access street for residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood. Nearby stand several buildings of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. The sculpture is composed of two figures: the allegorical figure of Glory with wings outstretched, who holds aloft a laurel wreath in one hand, and in the other supports a soldier whose strength is failing him. His flag is lowered and he seems near defeat.

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1 29 August 2015 sorahl Found it

Used the sunny evening to go on a little cache hunt. Another statue I hadn't noticed before. I had some problems reading the password, given that it's context was yet unknown to me. Now I know where it is from. Thanks for teaching me.
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1 18 July 2015 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

Laughing FTF Laughing 2:30 PM. I got real lucky with this one as far as the parking goes. A new side walk has just been put in place, but the kiosk for paying for parking hasn't been installed yet, thus free parking. Wink I used this parking as the point for the round trip for the three new OCNA caches near hear and one groundspeak cache. This is a very nice little park.

I'm giiving this one a recommendation for all of the new OCNA caches (5) in this area. Thanks! TFTC

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