Cleveland, Ohio: Lincoln Gives Gun to Enslaved Man

Unique bronze relief sculpture of a grim-faced Lincoln standing over a kneeling enslaved man: in one hand Abe holds a set of broken shackles, in the other a big rifle, which he's handing over. Kill, kill, kill! Sculpted in 1894 by local artist Levi Scofield, restored in 2010.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Ontario St., Cleveland, OH
Inside the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Downtown, at the intersection US Hwy 322/Superior Ave. E., US Hwy 20/Euclid Ave., and US Hwy 422/Ontario St.
Summer daily 10-5:30; off-season closed Mondays. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Lincoln and freed slave.

Lincoln Gives Gun to a Slave

Is in the museum at the base of the monument, so check closing times or you can miss it. Hard to tell if he's giving a gun to an un-shackled man, or taking a gun away.

[Krishna Stacey, 08/02/2014]

Or perhaps he's newly freed, and enlisting in the Union Army to help free other slaves. Seems like unshackling and gun distribution wouldn't happen at the same time, though.

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