This statue, titled “Cavalry Charge” is part of a three statue monument called “The Grant Memorial”, by sculptor Henry Merwin Shrady and architect William Pearce Casey. Sculptor Edmund Amateis assisted Shrady in 1921, one year before final completion. The work was commissioned in 1902 and Shrady spent 20 years of his life working on the memorial having died two weeks before its dedication on April 27, 1922, the 100th anniversary of Grant’s birth.
Construction began in 1909, the Artillery Group was installed in 1912, the Cavalry Group in 1916, and the statue of Grant on his horse in 1920.
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ARMOUR OF GOD
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10-17
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!