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Monument to Sir Thomas Picton, Carmarthen


Pictons Monument, a close up of the inscription


Description

This column, at the top of Picton Terrace in Carmarthen, Wales, was errected to commemorate General Sir Thomas Picton, (August, 1758 - June 18, 1815) who led the 'Fighting' 3rd Division of the Duke of Wellington's troops during the Penninsular War and died leading a gallant charge at Waterloo.

The current monument dates from 1847, and replaces an earlier one which was finished in 1828 and although much more elaborate fell into disrepair.

Location

Carmarthen, Wales. August 2004

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