Skip to Main Content

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.

108 W. Church St., Frederick, MD
Dr. John Tyler's home, on the front porch.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Dog Almost Melted for Bullets

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Almost bullets dog.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. PresidentStatue of John Hanson, First U.S. President, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
Hidden Bull StatueHidden Bull Statue, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
Charity the DogCharity the Dog, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Golden Bull, Adelphi, MD - 37 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Maryland Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights