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Major General James B. McPherson

 
 
Major General James B. McPherson Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
1. Major General James B. McPherson Memorial
Inscription.  
(Right):
Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson.
Atlanta.
July 22, 1864.

(Left):
Erected by his comrades
of The Society of
The Army of the Tennessee

 
Erected 1876 by Society of the Army of the Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 54.117′ N, 77° 2.048′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of I Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on I Street Northwest. Located in McPherson Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. United Mine Workers of America Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Keckley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Chamberlin's (about 300 feet away); Discover DC / McPherson Square (about 300 feet away); "In Service"
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(about 400 feet away); "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men" (about 700 feet away); John Barry Memorial (about 700 feet away); Katharine Graham (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Death of McPherson
 
Also see . . .
1. James B. McPherson. Biography of McPherson. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Major General James B. McPherson Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. The statue is cast from metal from Confederate cannon captured after fall of Atlanta. The artist, Louis Rebisso, also created a statue of the general which is in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Left Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
2. Left Side of Memorial
Major General James B. McPherson image. Click for more information.
3. Major General James B. McPherson
McPherson was a favorite subordinate of both Generals Grant and Sherman. And as indicated by the memorial here, he was highly respected by his men. He fell mortally wounded while riding between the lines during the Battle of Atlanta, on the date indicated on the inscription. See Related markers for more details.

(Source: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0949)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,143 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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