Margaret Corbin_edited
Margaret Corbin_edited

Honored with eventual burial at West Point USMA - Margaret Corbin was a heroine of daring in the American Revolution. Her husband, John, dead at her feet - she bravely took up his part of firing the cannon - until gravely wounded she was taken prisoner. This sculpture is in the original clay prior to bronze casting.

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Margaret Corbin 8 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_
Margaret Corbin 8 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_

Models in accurate historic clothing were used by the sculptor. Photos were taken of the models re-enacting the scene on site at USMA.

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Margaret Corbin
Margaret Corbin

Detail of Margaret's face, showing the emotions of anger, vengeance, determination and courage.

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Margaret Corbin 6 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_
Margaret Corbin 6 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_

The cannon used was researched thoroughly by the sculptor.

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Margaret Corbin 5 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_
Margaret Corbin 5 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_

John's body lies where it would have fallen as he was working the cannon.

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Margaret Corbin 4 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_
Margaret Corbin 4 Tracy H Sugg sculptor_

showing the composition from above Honored with eventual burial at West Point USMA - Margaret Corbin was a heroine of daring in the American Revolution. Her husband, John, dead at her feet - she bravely took up his part of firing the cannon until gravely wounded she was taken prisoner.

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Margaret Corbin - John's face
Margaret Corbin - John's face

The sculptor studied the position and actions of the body of John that would be evident in a violent death - by not showing evidence of wounds (history doesn't say what his wounds were, just that he died) the sculptor reflects the dying torment in his body and expression.

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Margaret Corbin
Margaret Corbin

showing the drama of the moment in the movement of Margaret's clothing. Honored with eventual burial at West Point USMA - Margaret Corbin was a heroine of daring in the American Revolution. Her husband, John, dead at her feet - she bravely took up his part of firing the cannon until gravely wounded she was taken prisoner.

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Margaret Corbin
Margaret Corbin

Honored with eventual burial at West Point USMA - Margaret Corbin was a heroine of daring in the American Revolution. Her husband, John, dead at her feet - she bravely took up his part of firing the cannon - until gravely wounded she was taken prisoner. This sculpture is in the original clay prior to bronze casting.

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