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Landmark: William M. Reilly Memorial

On the hill, South side of Kelly Drive, West of 26th. On the Art Museum Grounds tour.

General Richard Montgomery
J. Wallace Kelly, 1946
* Statue of Richard Montgomery
* standing person, sword
* inscription:
1738-1775
Native of County Dublin, Ireland
General of the Continental Army
Firm believer in the cause of freedom
He lost his life in the American assault on Quebec in mid-Winter of 1775
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.966650,-75.182675 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+michenermuseum.org's J. Wallace Kelly Page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Montgomery page
+findagrave.com's Richard Montgomery page




General Casimir Pulaski
Sidney Waugh, 1947
* Statue of Casimir Pulaski
* standing person, sword, plant
* inscription:
1748-1779
Native of Poland
General of the Continental Army
Despairing of liberty in his native land he volunteered his services to the American Patriots.
Gave his life at the siege of Savannah.
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.966850,-75.182400 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+askart.com's Sidney Waugh page
+wikipedia.org's Casimir Pulaski page




General Friedrich Von Steuben
Warren Wheelock, 1947
* Statue of Friedrich Von Steuben
* standing person, hat, sword
* inscription:
1730-1794
Native of Prussia
Professional Soldier
He served the cause of American Independence as Major General and Inspector General. He perfected the training and organization of the Continental Army
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.967250,-75.182900 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+askart.com's Warren Wheelock page
+wikipedia.org's Friedrich Von Steuben page




Marquis de Lafayette
Raoul Josset, 1947
* Statue of the Marquis de Lafayette
* standing person, sword
* inscription:
1757-1834
Native of France
Devoted and faithful to the cause of American Independence
General of the Continental Army
An indispensable ally of freedom
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.967025,-75.183200 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+texasescapes.com's Raoul Josset page
+wikipedia.org's Marquis de Lafayette page




John Paul Jones
Walker Hancock, 1957
* Statue of John Paul Jones
* standing person, hat, telescope, sword
* inscription:
1747-1792.
Sailor and diplomat, commander of squadrons.
Against desperate odds, his own ship afire and sinking, he defeated the British man-of-war Serapis and established our power upon the seas.
He gave our Navy its first traditions of heroism and victory.
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.967050,-75.182625 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's John Paul Jones page
+John Paul Jones @ SeacoastNH.com




General Nathanael Greene
Lewis Iselin, Jr., 1960
* Statue of Nathanael Greene
* standing person
* inscription:
front:
1742-1786
We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.
left:
A Rhode Islander
Businessman turned soldier
Served with great distinction as Quartermaster General and Army Commander
A trusted friend of General Washington
right:
His qualifications for statesmanship were not less remarkable than his military ability.
-Alexander Hamilton.
Second to no one in enterprise, in resource, in sound judgement, promptitude of decision, and every other military talent.
-Thomas Jefferson
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial.
* 39.966835,-75.182925 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Smithsonian interview with Lewis Iselin
+wikipedia.org's Nathanael Greene page