Logan Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
When Logan Rode The Battle Line
In the Civil War, General John Logan's gallantry earned him mythical stature among the soldiers he led in battle. The memoir of a fellow Union officer depicts Logan's unique inspirational impact:
"When General Grant would ride down our line he commanded the most thorough respect and confidence from all of us, and it was the same when General Sherman rode down the line. But when General Logan rode down the line, every voice was heard in a shout. He seemed to have a power to awaken the enthusiasm that was in the troops, to the extent that no other officer in our army seemed to possess. He would stir up their blood in battle. The manner in which he sat his horse, the manner in which he would hold his hat...seemed to have the power to call out of the men every particle of fight that was in them."
Erected by John Ritch, founder of John Logan House.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US CivilFormer U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
Location. 38° 54.584′ N, 77° 1.841′ W. Marker is in Logan Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on P Street Northwest west of Logan Circle Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Logan Circle Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No Braver Man Than John Logan (here, next to this marker); John Logan House (here, next to this marker); Logan Circle (a few steps from this marker); 6 Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Pratt House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Logan Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan Circle.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2020, by John Ritch of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.