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As originally designed, the bronze "Statue of Freedom" atop the Capitol dome was called "Armed Liberty" by its sculptor, Thomas Crawford. But one of Crawford's critics prevailed, and the sculptor replaced her soft cap, like that worn by freed Roman slaves, with a feathered headdress to please Jefferson Davis, then secretary of war and later president of the Confederacy. Davis feared the cap would inflame antislavery passions. The bronze figure is 19.5 feet tall and weighs 14,985 pounds.  more...


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