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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

 
 
General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
1. General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Inscription.
Grant

 
Erected 1921.
 
Location. 38° 53.386′ N, 77° 0.775′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on East Capitol Circle, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 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. James A. Garfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Monument (about 400 feet away); Power from the Wind (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (approx. 0.2 miles away); Witchhazel Suhwe?t (suh-whet) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bartholdi Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Soldiers Going into Action Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
2. Soldiers Going into Action
Bas Relief on the Side of the Monument
Soldiers on the March Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
3. Soldiers on the March
Relief on the side of the Monument.
Statue of President and General Grant Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 1, 2007
4. Statue of President and General Grant
Field Artillery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
5. Field Artillery
On the south side of the monument is a statue depicting an artillery crew charging into action.
Artillery Team Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
6. Artillery Team
The bronze sculpture is rather detailed. The exertions of the horses stand in contrast with the weary gun crew.
Artillery Piece Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
7. Artillery Piece
The artillery piece is a 12-pounder Napoleon gun, one of the most common of the Civil War. The implements and carriage fittings were meticulously copied.
Cavalry Squad Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
8. Cavalry Squad
On the north side a bronze statue depicts a cavalry squad charging into battle.
Trampled Trooper Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
9. Trampled Trooper
The cavalry display is also very detailed. One of the lead horses has been wounded and its rider is about to be trampled.
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
10. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
The memorial occupies a place directly in front of the US Capitol. In terms of square footage, it is among the largest sculptures in the world.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,976 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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