6. Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain
"This is actually the second memorial to the admiral to grace the traffic circle that bears his
name. Given DuPont's tarnished reputation at the end of the Civil War, it is surprising that even
one monument was erected. The rehabilitation of his name is, in part, testament to the tenacity of
his family, who paid to have the government's poorly maintained portrait statue hauled away and
replaced by a fountain with a nautical theme a fountain of continually flowing water.
The sculptor, one of the most prominent sculptors in America, was just beginning work on the statue
of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial."