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~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 200 of stories & 2,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2021 marks the 155th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!   ~~ CHECK it OUT!

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Albany NY – Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Albany Veterans Memorial Monument (detail)

In Albany New York just north of the Capitol Building stands a Civil War Monument by Hermon A. MacNeil completed in 1912.

Tulips in bloom in Albany Veterans Memorial welcome visitors into Washington Park

Re-Dedicated and renamed the “Albany Soldiers and Sailors Memorial” in 1912, it stands on public property dating back to the city’s original British charter of 1686.

The monument represents “The Nation at Peace Won Through Victorious War”.[21] It was finished in 1911 by American Sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil and erected in 1912 by the Grand Army of the Republic as a monument to Civil War veterans.[21][25]    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Park_Historic_District_(Albany,_New_York)

In 1986, the bicentennial of Albany’s City Charter, the structure was restored and renamed the

“Albany Veterans Memorial Monument”


The monumental sculpture commands a beautiful entry to Albany’s premier park which, for years, has been the site of many festivals and gatherings.

 In 1910 MacNeil purchased Civil War pictures from George E. Stonebridge that he projected on screens for public lectures.  MacNeil then used  images are carved in marble on the Albany Soldiers and Sailors Monument below.

Joel Rosenkrantz sent this photo in December 2022 as a winter update of his visit to Albany, NY. Next post will share his comments.

Actual photos of civil war soldiers were Hermon’s models for this monument.

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READ THIS NEWS STORY OF THE “SOLDIER PHOTOS” that Hermon MacNeil purchased to use as models for the

“Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument


  1. Kenneth C. ZirkelOwn work. “Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in Washington Park, Albany NY.” Northeast facade.CC BY-SA 4.0  File:Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in Washington Park NE face, Albany NY.jpg Created: 2 August 2021



Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in Washington Park, Albany NY

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