OOS Sculpture

General Daniel Morgan and Abigail Curry

2017 / David Griesmyer / McConnelsville

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This is a life-size stainless steel rendering of Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan and his wife, Abigail Curry. According to the artist, it was made without casting molds. It depicts Abigail teaching her husband how to read and write. Morgan holds a rifle in his hand while Abigail holds a book, and there is a quill and parchment placed on a platform next to them.

The piece was a gift from Doctor Robert Richmond and his family to the county, and it sits outside of the Kate Love Simpson Library, facing the street.

Location: Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library , 358 E. Main St.

County

: Morgan

Citation

: David Griesmyer, “General Daniel Morgan and Abigail Curry,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 1, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1807.

Title

General Daniel Morgan and Abigail Curry

Description

This is a life-size stainless steel rendering of Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan and his wife, Abigail Curry. According to the artist, it was made without casting molds. It depicts Abigail teaching her husband how to read and write. Morgan holds a rifle in his hand while Abigail holds a book, and there is a quill and parchment placed on a platform next to them.

The piece was a gift from Doctor Robert Richmond and his family to the county, and it sits outside of the Kate Love Simpson Library, facing the street.

Creator

Date

2017

Source

https://whiznews.com/2017/06/03/morgan-county-unveils-new-statue/
https://www.facebook.com/DGWDUSA/photos/a.732187843577714/1183057301824097/
https://www.facebook.com/DGWDUSA/posts/880879212041909
https://www.facebook.com/DGWDUSA/posts/894596220670208

Identifier

1807

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gifted by

Provider Entity

Robert "Doc" and Sally Richmond

Location Street

358 E. Main St.

Location Type

Installation Date

June 3, 2017

Creation Date

2016

Materials

Inscription

Top plaque: "Morgan County is named after General Daniel Morgan. He was a brilliant American Revolutionary War general who helped America win independence from England. His wife, Abigail Curry, taught him how to read and write."

Bottom plaque: "This statue is a gift to Morgan County from Doc and Sally Richmond and family, Diana, Patty, and Bonnie. And the artist David Griesmyer. Made in 2016."