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Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General James B. McPherson
 
Major General James B. McPherson Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
1. Major General James B. McPherson Memorial
 
Inscription. (Right):
Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson.
Atlanta.
July 22, 1864.

(Left):
Erected by his comrades
of The Society of
The Army of the Tennessee

 
Erected 1876 by Society of the Army of the Tennessee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.117′ N, 77° 2.048′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of I Street NW and 15th Street NW, on the right when traveling west on I Street NW. Click for map. Located in McPherson Square. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Mine Workers of America Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Chamberlin's (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men" (about 700 feet away); John Barry Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Dolly Madison House (about 700 feet away); Ashburton House (about 700 feet away); Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
 
Related marker
 
Left Side of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
2. Left Side of Memorial
 
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Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Death of McPherson
 
Also see . . .
1. James B. McPherson. Biography of McPherson. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Major General James B. McPherson Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. The statue is cast from metal from Confederate cannon captured after fall of Atlanta. The artist, Louis Rebisso, also created a statue of the general which is in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Major General James B. McPherson image, Click for more information
3. Major General James B. McPherson
McPherson was a favorite subordinate of both Generals Grant and Sherman. And as indicated by the memorial here, he was highly respected by his men. He fell mortally wounded while riding between the lines during the Battle of Atlanta, on the date indicated on the inscription. See Related markers for more details.

(Source: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0949)
Click for more information.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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