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Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naval Monument

Peace Memorial

 
 
Naval Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
1. Naval Monument Marker
Inscription.
In memory of the
officers seamen and marines
of the United States Navy
who fell in defence of the
union and liberty of their country
1861-1865

 
Erected 1877.
 
Location. 38° 53.438′ N, 77° 0.739′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and East Capitol Circle, in the median on Pennsylvania Avenue. Click for map. Located northwest of the U.S. Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James A. Garfield (about 600 feet away); Power from the Wind (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (approx. 0.2 miles away); Witchhazel Suhwe?t (suh-whet) (approx. mile away); Acacia Life Insurance Building – 1936 (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Peace Memorial. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
Figures on top of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
3. Figures on top of the Monument
The figures depict the United States weeping on the shoulder of History, seen holding a tablet.
Victory Holding a Wreath image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
4. Victory Holding a Wreath
At the front of the monument is a figure representing Victory, with depictions of the Greek gods Mars and Neptune (respectively war and the sea) at her feet.
Peace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
5. Peace
A figure representing Peace faces the US Capital at the back of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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