American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Artemas Ward Monument
Erected 1938 by a Harvard alumnus.
Location. 38° 56.275′ N, 77° 5.155′ W. Marker is in American University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Ward Circle, N.W. and Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues, in the median on Ward Circle, N.W.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American University (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winning the War (approx. ¼ mile away); Live on Our Stage! (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Wesley (approx. 0.3 miles away); For the Children (approx. 0.4 miles away); Friendship Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in American University Park.
More about this marker. Ward Circle was constructed to hold this monument. From the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art Inventories Catalog:
Also see . . . Artemas Ward. Wikipedia entry. “In the General Court Ward was placed on the taxation committee along with Samuel Adams and John Hancock. On the floor, he was second only to James Otis in speaking out against the acts of parliament. His prominence in these debates prompted the Royal Governor Francis Bernard to revoke his military commission in 1767. At the next election in 1768, Bernard voided the election results for Worcester and banned Ward from the assembly, but this didnt silence him. In the growing sentiment favoring rebellion, the 3rd Regiment resigned en masse from British service on October 3, 1774. They then marched on Shrewsbury to inform Colonel Ward that they had unanimously elected him their leader. Later that month the royal governor abolished the colonial assembly.” (Submitted on October 15, 2011.)
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