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Major General George G. Meade Memorial

 
 
Meade Memorial - incription in sidewalk. image. 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 53.529′ N, 77° 0.989′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia. Memorial is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue Northwest (Alternate U.S. 1) and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Avenue Northwest. The Meade Memorial is 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trylon of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); John Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker);
Meade Memorial Statue - front (south face) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2009
2. Meade Memorial Statue - front (south face)
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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); The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew W. Mellon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Judiciary Square.
 
More about this memorial. The memorial statue was sculpted by Charles Grafly and originally located in the old Union Square at 3rd Street Northwest. 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 image. 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 image. 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.
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Major General George G. Meade Memorial Marker image. 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 image. 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 image. 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 image. 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 image. 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 image. 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 was last revised on June 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,330 times since then and 40 times this year. 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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