The Caesar Rodney Statue of Wilmington Rodney Square
The bronze statue of Caesar Rodney stands in front of the Rodney Square, located at 1001N Market Street in downtown Wilmington in the state of Delaware, United States. This statue was sculptured by James Edward Kelly in the 20th century to honor the American Revolutionary leader Caesar Rodney. In 1776, he rode through a stormy night from Dover to Philadelphia to cast the ballot for independence from Britain. The statue of Caesar Rodney, dressed in a colonial military uniform with a hat on a galloping horse, holding the reigns in his right hand and a sword on his left, is one of the prime attractions of Rodney Square. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with its depictions of Caesar Rodney Statue is an excellent memento for tourists as an historical architectural piece to take home.
Some Facts about Caesar Rodney
Caesar Rodney was born on October 7, 1728, near Dover. He became the Sheriff of Kent County at the age of 27. In 1758, he was elected as a delegate from Kent County to Colonial Legislature at New Castle. In 1762, he was appointed assistant to Thomas McKean to revise and print the provincial laws of the three lower counties in Delaware. In1766, as the speaker of the Assembly, he introduced a bill to prohibit the importation of slaves into Delaware. During the revolution in 1776, he was a Brigadier General and later Major General in the Delaware Militia. Rodney was elected President of Delaware in 1778. He died in 1784.