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Object Name Bust
Title General J.T. Boyle
Catalog Number 1944.3
Date ca. 1865
Material(s) Marble
Dimensions H-25.25 W-23.5 D-13.5 inches
Description This sculpture is a marble portrait bust of General Jeremiah Tilford Boyle. Boyle is depicted wearing his military uniform. He has a full beard and mustache. His hair is parted on his left side and combed slightly back. The jacket of Boyle's uniform has two columns of buttons, and each column has five buttons. The buttons each have an eagle in the center. The top two buttons of the left side are secured through button holes. The two center buttons on the left side are unbuttoned, and the bottom button is buttoned up. The uniform has shoulder boards, each with one star that reflects Boyle's brigadier general rank. The base consists of a rectangular platform with an ogee edge and a round, concave neck the leads up to the bust.
Notes Jeremiah Tilford Boyle (1818 – 1871) was a lawyer, abolitionist, and he served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was the son of Chief Justice John Boyle, for whom Boyle County was named.

Collection Francis E. Manierre Collection
People Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford, 1818-1871
Subjects Generals
Marble
Sculpture
Art
Soldiers
Military uniforms
Search Terms Boyle County (Ky.)
American Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS