The CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS
of WASHINGTON, DC




Since many members of the BRCWRT live in close proximity to Washington, DC (or "The District" as it is locally known), I thought it might be fun to send you on a whirlwind tour of the DC monuments commemorating the Civil War.

[Somewhat-Necessary Legal Disclaimer]
A book entitled "Testament to Union - Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC" by Kathryn Allamong Jacob with photographs by Edwin Harlan Remsberg (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) offered up many of the well-known but also many lesser-known or even unknown monuments on this off-the-beaten-path tour. This book is the source for all descriptions and quotations, unless otherwise noted.

Also, here is chronology of Civil War events in and around Washington DC, 1861-1865. This is taken from the book "Mr. Lincoln's City" by Richard M. Lee.
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The White House Vicinity: 13th - 19th Sts, The Ellipse - Dupont Circle

1. Admiral David Farragut (Bronze)
Location: Farragut Square, 17th & K Streets, NW
Sculptor: Vinnie Ream Hoxie
Date: 1881


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2. Brigadier General James Birdseye McPherson (Bronze)
Location: McPherson Square, 15th St. between I & K Streets, NW
Sculptor: Louis Rebisso
Date: 1876


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3. Nuns of the Battlefield (Bronze)
Location: Rhode Island Avenue & M Street, NW
Sculptor: Jerome Connor
Date: 1924


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4. Lieutenant General Winfield Scott (Bronze)
Location: Scott Circle, Massachusetts Avenue & 16th St., NW
Sculptor: Henry Kirke Brown
Date: 1874 (no formal dedication)

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5. Major General George H. Thomas (Bronze)
Location: Thomas Circle, Massachusetts Avenue & 14th Street, NW
Sculptor: John Quincy Adams Ward
Date: 1879

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6. Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain (Marble)
Location: DuPont Circle, Massachusetts & Connecticut Avenues, NW
Sculptor: Daniel Chester French
Architect: Henry Bacon
Date: 1921

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7. Major General John A. Logan (Bronze)
Location: Logan Circle, Vermont Avenue at 13th & P Streets, NW
Sculptor: Franklin Simmons
Date: 1901

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19. General William Tecumseh Sherman (Bronze)
Location: 15th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (behind the Treasury Bldg)
Sculptor: Carl Rohl-Smith
Date: 1903

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22. Major General Winfield Scott Hancock (Bronze)
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, NW
Sculptor: : Henry Jackson Ellicott (1847-1901)
Date: 1896

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The Capitol Vicinity: The Reflecting Pool at the Capital

8. Veterans of Foreign Wars Tribute (Bronze)
Location: Maryland Avenue, Constitution Avenue, 2nd Street, NE
Sculptor: Felix de Weldon
Date: 1976

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9. James A. Garfield (Bronze)
Location: 1st Street and Maryland Avenue, SW
Sculptor: John Quincy Adams Ward
Architect: Richard Morris Hunt
Date: 1887

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10. Ulysses S. Grant (Bronze)
Location: Union Square, East end of the Mall
Sculptor: Henry Merwyn Shrady
Architect: Edward Pearce Casey
Date: 1922

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11. Peace Monument (Marble)
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue at 1st Street, NW
Sculptor: Franklin Simmons
Date: 1877

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Judiciary Square Area: Pennsylvania Avenue - G Street, between 3rd and 9th Streets

12. Major General George Gordon Meade Memorial (Marble)
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets, NW
Sculptor: Charles Grafly
Date: 1927

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13. Albert Pike Memorial (Bronze)
Location: 3rd and D Streets, NW
Sculptor: Gaetano Trentanove
Date: 1901

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14. Pension Building, Frieze (Terra Cotta)
Location: Judiciary Square, F Street between 4th & 5th Streets, NW
Sculptor: Caspar Buberl
Date: 1882

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15. Lincoln, Judiciary Square (Marble)
Location: Judiciary Square, D Street between 4th and 5th Streets, NW
Sculptor: : Lot Flannery (1836-1922)
Date: 1868

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16. Grand Army of the Republic, Benjamin Franklin Stephenson (Bronze)
Location: 7th Street, between Pennsylvania and Indiana Avenues, NW
Sculptor: : John Massey Rhind (1860-1936)
Date: 1909

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Capitol Hill, NE

18. Emancipation (Bronze, on 12-foot granite pedestal)
Location: Lincoln Park, East Capitol Street between 11th & 13th Streets, NE
Sculptor: : Thomas Ball
Date: 1876

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Northwest, Connecticut - Massachusetts Avenues

20. General Philip H. Sheridan (Bronze)
Location: Massachusetts Avenue and 23rd Street, NW
Sculptor: : Gutzon Borglum (18671941)
Date: 1908

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21. Major General George B. McClellan (Bronze)
Location: Connecticut Avenue and Columbia Road, NW
Sculptor: : Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937)
Date: 1907

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