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Maryland in Blue and Gray.

Maryland in Blue and Gray

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Cockeysville, Maryland

The creator of this sculpture is currently unknown, although its subject is clear enough. During the Civil War, Maryland fielded soldiers in uniform on both sides: Union and Confederate. The sculpture depicts a Federal and Rebel soldier sitting side-by-side on a rock wall; the Rebel is thoughtfully handing the Federal a canteen of water.

The sculpture itself is made of plate metal, giving the larger-than-life soldiers' uniforms an angular, robotic look. And the two men have skeletal hands and hollow heads; all that's visible is their hair, eyes, and facial hair. Is the message that they killed each other, and now they're let-bygones-be-bygones ghosts?

Maryland in Blue and Gray

303 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD
I-83 exit 20 A. Drive to the first stoplight and turn left onto McCormick Rd, then turn left at the next stoplight onto International Circle. Drive a quarter-mile until you see #303 on the left; the soldier sculpture is out front of the building.
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