Day 160

Gouverneur K. Warren

June 7th, 2012

Glorified at Little Round Top (where the granite for this statue's pedestal was quarried) and humiliated at Five Forks, this civil engineer and Civil War general was the brother of Emily Warren Roebling, who shared the duties of chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge with her husband, Washington Roebling, after he developed caisson disease in 1870 and became bedridden.

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  1. Gigi says:

    Nice wiki article on Emily Roebling ..

    “Emily was honored in a speech by Abram Stevens Hewitt who said at the bridge was

    …an everlasting monument to the sacrificing devotion of a woman and of her capacity for that higher education from which she has been too long disbarred.”

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