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Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General George G. Meade Memorial
 
Meade Memorial - incription in sidewalk. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
1. Meade Memorial - incription in sidewalk.
 
Inscription.

MEADE
The Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania
to Major General
George Gordon Meade
who commanded
the Union forces
at Gettysburg

 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.529′ N, 77° 0.989′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Avenue, NW. Click for map. The Meade Memorial is in Penn Quarter at the south tip of Judiciary Square, in front of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse and directly across the Pennsylvania/Constitution intersection from the National Gallery of Art-East Building. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Justice John Marshall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (about 500 feet away); Washington City Spring (about 600 feet away); National Grange (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew W. Mellon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Pike Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Judiciary Square.
 
Meade Memorial Statue - front (south face) Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
2. Meade Memorial Statue - front (south face)
 

 
More about this marker. The memorial statue was sculpted by Charles Grafly and originally located in the old Union Square at 3rd Street, NW. It was placed in storage in 1969 during the construction of the I-395 tunnel under that property. It was relocated and rededicated at Judiciary Square in 1984.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington, DC - Judiciary Square, Meade Memorial. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. George Meade. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. General George G. Meade Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Charles Grafly, sculptor; U.S. Army; Army of the Potomac.
 
Meade Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
3. Meade Memorial
E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Court House entrance in background. Note inscription in sidewalk, right foreground.
 
 
Meade Memorial - north face Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
4. Meade Memorial - north face
National Gallery of Art-East Building in background.
 
 
Maj Gen. George G. Meade image, Click for more information
5. Maj Gen. George G. Meade
Portrait of Meade from the Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.
Click for more information.
 
 
Major General George G. Meade Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
6. Major General George G. Meade Memorial Marker
The Major General George G. Meade sculpture by Charles Grafly was originally dedicated October 19, 1927 and later moved to this location.
 
 
Major General George G. Meade Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
7. Major General George G. Meade
Haloed by a Golden Eagle
 
 
The Angel of War Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 25, 2011
8. The Angel of War
On the north side (rear) of the monument the Angel of War interlocks arms with the figure of Energy and the figure of Military Courage.
 
 
Chivalry, Progress and Military Courage Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
9. Chivalry, Progress and Military Courage
Figures (left to right) of Chivalry (female), Progress (male) and Military Courage (also male) on the east side of the George G. Mead Memorial.
 
 
Loyalty, Fame and Energy Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
10. Loyalty, Fame and Energy
Figures (right to left) of Loyalty (male), Fame (female) and Energy (male) on the west side of the George G. Meade Memorial.
 
 
Gafly's preliminary model for the George G. Meade Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 20, 2011
11. Gafly's preliminary model for the George G. Meade Memorial
This 1915-25 model can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, (1968.40)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,492 times since then. Last updated on April 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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