Frederick, Maryland: Dog Almost Melted for Bullets

Black-painted cast iron sculpture of a greyhound, on opthalmologist John Tyler's front porch since the 19th century. Confederate soldiers made off with it, planning to cast bullets with the metal. Later recovered, peaceful and bullet-free for 150 years.

Address:
108 W. Church St., Frederick, MD
Directions:
Dr. John Tyler's home, on the front porch.
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Dog Almost Melted for Bullets

The cast iron statue still remains in fantastic shape and is well taken care of.

[Nona Fisher, 05/27/2021]

Dog Almost Melted for Bullets.

Dog Almost Melted for Bullets

Cast iron sculpture of greyhound on front porch.

[teamReames, 04/05/2015]

A statue known for its tale of capture by Confederate soldiers, who intended to have it melted for bullets. But the cast iron greyhound survived.


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