Civil War statue has local ties

–”The best thing I saw stolen during the war was in Fredericksburg,” a Union soldier bragged to his comrade. He described an ornate bronze statue of a “Crusader knight” mounted on horseback, standing 33 inches tall.

His details were so precise that the lady who overheard him in one of Baltimore’s public squares realized he was describing the plundered property of her brother, Douglas Hamilton Gordon of Fredericksburg.

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