Richmond Light Infantry Blues statue


Richmond Light Infantry Blues statue in downtown RichmondWHAT: Richmond Light Infantry Blues statue in Festival Park in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Light Infantry Blues statue in downtown RichmondLOCATION: 500 block north 6th Street in the Plaza of South Concourse between the Richmond Coliseum and 6th Street Marketplace.

ARTIST: Wilfred O. Boettiger.

DEDICATION: December 20, 1978.

DESCRIPTION: A 10 foot high bronze standing figure of a soldier at parade rest in the Blues’ uniform with shako hat and feather plume. The soldier is holding a 1903 Springfield rifle and is mounted on a cylindrical granite base. The statue is a memorial to the National Guard United founded in 1789. The Blues fought in the War of 1812, War Between the States, Spanish-American War, Mexican Border Campaign, World War I and World War II.

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