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Wars of America - Newark

Wars of America - Newarkzoom
Military Park

This massive, approx. 40' long monument commemorates the US land & naval forces that participated in this country's wars up to & including World War I.  It is composed of 42 bronze figures representing both civilians & military from all branches of service.  Included are a Red Cross nurse, a conscientious objector, fathers & mothers seeing their children off to war, and a portrait of the monument's benefactor, Amos H. Van Horn, as a mustached Union soldier.  The artist, Gutzon Borglum also included figures modeled after himself & his son, Lincoln.  All the figures, as well as two horses, are depicted ascending a steep incline.  The monument is situated at the end of a large reflecting pool. 

Gutzon Borglum is best known for his sculptural depictions on Mount Rushmore, SD. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76001616. 

Photo courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

More detailed photos are available on the website link. 


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