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    General Wells Statue - Gettysburg - Inventory Number: ALB 214

    The bronze statue of William Wells was created by J. Otto Schweitzer, one of seven statues by the Swiss-born sculptor on the Gettysburg battlefield.* Sweitzer used Well’s actual clothing, boots, belt, and revolver as a model. The statue was so well received that friends ordered an exact copy which stands in Battery Park in Burlington, Vermont, Wells’s home town.

    William Wells:

    Brevet Major General U.S. Vols.

    1837 – 1892

    First Lieut. Co. C 1st Vermont Cavalry Oct. 14, 1861

    Captain Co. C Nov. 18, 1861

    Major Dec. 30, 1862

    Colonel July 2, 1864

    Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols. Feb. 22, 1865

    Brevet Major General U.S. Vols.

    For gallant and meritorious services March 13, 1865

    Brigadier General U.S. Vols. May 19, 1865

    Honorably mustered out Jan. 15, 1866

    Once wounded and once a prisoner

    Awarded Medal of Honor for “most distinguished gallantry at Gettysburg” July 3, 1863

    Commander of Sheridan’s Cavalry Corps

    Inventory Number: ALB 214