Monument to First Regiment of Virginia Infantry

WHAT: Monument to First Regiment of Virginia Infantry. Memorial to a state militia regiment formed in 1754, before the Revolutionary War.

LOCATION: Meadow, Park & Stuart avenues in Meadow Park, a triangular park in Richmond’s Fan District.

ARTIST: Ferruccio Legnaioli.

DEDICATION: May 1, 1930.

DESCRIPTION: A 7 foot high bronze standing figure of a colonial infantryman of 1754, the founding date of the Regiment. The figure is mounted on a pedestal 8 feet high which is lined with bronze plaques describing the history and service of the Regiment through seven wars.

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First Regiment of Virginia Infantry statue in the snowThis statue is just another reason why people love The Fan. The quirky roadways create space for little triangle parks with hidden gems. The Fan District has several parks and statues that often seem to go unnoticed by tourists and probably some Richmonders.

First Regiment of Virginia Infantry monument is one of my favorites of all the statues in Richmond. I love the uniform and the hat and the fact that there’s a statue in the middle of a neighborhood, much like the Richmond Howitzer’s statue, which has been absorbed as part of the VCU Monroe Park Campus now.

During the morning snow storm Feb. 9, 2010, that brought a little more snow than expected, I finally got a chance to shoot some photos in The Fan during the daylight hours while it was snowing. I’m quite pleased with the results.

First Regiment of Virginia Infantry in the snow

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Fred G. on June 20, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Early this morn, it got yanked down by the public as the affront it is, to that for which we stand.
    Signed, A Cherokee by blood.


  2. Posted by FoQuisha on November 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Yo man, Dats’ the foshizzle.


  3. Posted by Quanzo Martines on November 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I love the whiz.


  4. This is a gorgeous statue to our brave men of principle, courage and honesty. As I look at it, I have to wonder how we, now in the future they fought for, can allow it all to be thrown on the trash heap of history. Will citizens ever be willing to give up their lives again when they contemplate the futile fate of their sacrifice ?



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