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>>> Maggie White <mwhite> 05/17/98 10:27am >>>
> Facts about art & architecture.
> If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the
> the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the
> person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has
> four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Thanks for this! I've been searching everywhere for this info. If I
remember correctly regarding Confederate army monuments, the
the horse and rider face indicates whether he died in the north or the
south. Anyone from Richmond out there who can confirm this?