- Town:MI Detroit
Year of creation:1921
- Rider(s):Williams, Alpheus Starkey
(1810 –1878) was a lawyer, judge, journalist, U.S. Congressman, and a Union general in the American Civil War. Williams was a general who never received much public recognition. Despite fighting in important commands, he remained a brigadier general throughout most of the war. There were three reasons likely for the situation: first, he was not a West Point graduate, and the “old boys network” was as effective in the 19th century as it is today; second, during the formative months of the Army of the Potomac, Williams was stationed in the Shenandoah Valley, which denied him familiarity to the high command when reputations were being established; third, Williams was never comfortable mastering the common practice of promoting himself to the public with the help of friendly newspaper correspondents.
- Sculptor(s):Shrady, Henry Merwin
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