Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
Remind me of one thing... didn't a person die in battle if their statue on a horse has the horse raising in the air on it's hindlegs? Like the one that you posted of General Lafayette.
That's *technically* true, but in reality I believe only a third or so of the statues in DC actually conform to this. Most of it is done for artistic purposes.
The rule is supposed to be, I believe:
Horse has two legs in the air = rider died in battle
Horse has one leg in the air = rider died from wounds suffered in battle
Horse has all legs on the ground = rider died of natural causes, or otherwise from something not related to the battle