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Josiah Porter

Civil War Monuments
Josiah Porter , New York, NY

Josiah Porter , New York, NY

Material: Bronze, Westerly, R. I. Granite
Date Ordered:
Date Shipped:
Date Dedicated: 1902
Height: Figure Height 8 feet; Pedestal Height 7 feet
Base: 8 feet 3 inches x 8 feet 3 inches
Approximate weight:
Features: Standing figure on integral plinth, on pedestal
Sculptor: William Clark Noble
Letter Cutter:
Location: Behind Van Cortlandt House, Broadway at 245th Street
About the Monument: Erected by the National Guard of New York in appreciation of his fidelity as a patriot, his qualities as soldier, and his services on behalf of the National Guard.
About the Person: Josiah Porter, 1St. Lieut. 1St. Battery , Mass. Vols. 1861. , Captain, July 1861 To , September 1862.
Captain 22Nd. Regiment, N.G. N.Y. , , June 1865, , Major, May 1867. Lieut. Colonel, January, 1869. , Major General and
Adjutant General, 1886. He labored to increase the efficiency, perfect the discipline and elevate the standard of
the national guard.




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