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Maryland Line - OU0877

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 18.339' W 76° 37.126' (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: OU0877

 


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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."

 

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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.

Per the MCB, ...Sculpted by Albert L Van den Berghen (variously attributed as Vander Bergen), this monument was dedicated on Peggy Stewart Day, October 19, 1901, to the “Bayonets of the Continental Army.” The name of this memorial references the state’s nickname of “The Old Line State.” The 60 foot tall columnar monument was sponsored by the Maryland chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the figure depicted high atop the column is the Goddess of Liberty, who holds unfurled the Declaration of Independence in one hand and a laurel wreath in the other. The state motto of Maryland, actually an Italian phrase and not Latin, adorns one of the four decorative plaques at the base of this monumentFatti maschii, parole femine, the official state-sanctioned translation of which is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.”

 

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WARNING: No dirtbikes allowed in park.  (There is actually a sign.)


There are one or 2 Munzees in this small park.  Be sure to check the map out while you're here.

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1 18 July 2015 sfcchaz Found it

Laughing FTF Laughing 1:35 PM. This one was almost fenced off, but I found a way around. This was the second OCNA and third overall find of the day during Artscape 2015. TFTC
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sfcchaz at Maryland Line
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