Statue of Robert E. Lee in Gettysburg
However, Washington D.C. has the most equine statues of any city and some of them fit the code while others do not. Here are some examples:
This statue is of Major General George H. Thomas. You will notice that all hooves are on the ground and Thomas did die in peace. Fits the code.
Major General John A. Logan. One hoof is raised. He was wounded twice in battle but died in peace. Fits the code.
Major General Nathanial Green. One hoof raised. He died in peace unwounded. Does not fit the code.
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock. One hoof raised. Wounded in Battle. Fits the code.
Lt. General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. All hooves on the ground. Jackson was wounded in battle by his own men and died of those wounds. Does not fit the code.
There are many more examples and you can find a much more complete list that has been compiled by Debora Johnson on her website:
Look for her article titled: Horse Statues in Washington D.C.
So, the conclusion is that, outside of Gettysburg, the position of the horse's legs means only that that was the way the artist wanted to depict him!
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