Cleveland, Ohio: Lincoln Gives Gun to a Slave

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

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Address:
Ontario St., Cleveland, OH
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-5:30; off-season closed Mondays.
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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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