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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

 
 
General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
1. General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Inscription.  Grant
 
Erected 1921.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.386′ N, 77° 0.775′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Capitol Hill. Memorial is on 1st Street Northwest north of East Capitol Circle Northwest, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Capitol Square, SW (about 400 feet away); Capitol Square, NW (about 400 feet away); United States Botanic Garden (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Capitol Square (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Capitol Square
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(about 500 feet away); Grains (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
Soldiers Going into Action image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
2. Soldiers Going into Action
Bas Relief on the Side of the Monument
Soldiers on the March image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
3. Soldiers on the March
Relief on the side of the Monument.
Statue of President and General Grant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 1, 2007
4. Statue of President and General Grant
Field Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 19, 2013
11. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
The Cavalry Squad seen towards the west. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 3, 2010
12. The Cavalry Squad seen towards the west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,410 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   11. submitted on February 2, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   12. submitted on August 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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