Raleigh T Daniel Reportedly the Model for the Appomattox Statue

Notes: Alexandria Gazette, May 24, 1889

It is said Mr. Elder, when he painted “Appomattox,” from which the statue erected today was designed, took the head of Mr. Raleigh T. Daniel for the model.

As you will recall from an earlier post, Daniel was one of the guest speakers at the dedication of the confederate monument, and was chosen to represent the artist, Elder, and the sculptor, Buberl. You can read the entirety of Daniel’s speech here.

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