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Wars of America

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Area  less than one acre
Architect  Borglum,Gutzon
Built  1926
NRHP Reference #  94001257
Wars of America
Location  Military Park, 614-706 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
MPS  Public Sculpture in Newark MPS

Wars of America is a "colossal" bronze sculpture by Gutzon Borglum containing "forty-two humans and two horses", located in Military Park, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The sculpture sets on a base of granite from Stone Mountain.

The sculpture was erected in 1926, eight years after World War I ended, but its intent was broadened to honor all of America's war dead. In describing it, Borglum said "The design represents a great spearhead. Upon the green field of this spearhead we have placed a Tudor sword, the hilt of which represents the American nation at a crisis, answering the call to arms."

The work was funded by a $100,000 bequest by Newark businessman Amos Hoagland Van Horn, who also funded Borglums Seated Lincoln, also located in Newark. The sculpture was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1994.

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