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Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial

 
 
Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 20, 2011
1. Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial
Inscription.  
Rawlins

 
Erected 1874.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 53.742′ N, 77° 2.521′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Memorial is at the intersection of E Street Northwest and 18th Street Northwest, in the median on E Street Northwest. The memorial statue faces west at the east end of Rawlins Park which makes up the median between the east and west-bound lanes of E Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1805 E Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peace at Last! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Octagon (about 300 feet away); The American Red Cross (about 400 feet away); Jane Delano (about 400 feet away); In Memory (about 500 feet away); The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit
General Rawlins, close-up of statue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 20, 2011
2. General Rawlins, close-up of statue
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(about 500 feet away); Constitution Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .  John Aaron Rawlins. (Submitted on March 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Brigadier General (brevet Major General), U.S. Army; U.S. Secretary of War; Joseph A. Bailey, sculptor
 
Gen. John Aaron Rawlins, U.S. Army - later U.S. Secretary of War image. Click for full size.
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3. Gen. John Aaron Rawlins, U.S. Army - later U.S. Secretary of War
John A. Rawlins Statue<br>by Joseph Bailey<br>1874 image. Click for full size.
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4. John A. Rawlins Statue
by Joseph Bailey
1874
“In 1874 was erected...the heroic bronze statue of Brigadier General John A. Rawlins, of Illinois, Adjutant General and chief of staff to General Grant, 1864-'65, and Secretary of War, 1869, ordered by Congress in 1872, executed by J. Bailey, of Pennsylvania, 1873, cast by Robert Wood & Co., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cost $10,000, 8 ft. in height, and weighs 1,400 lbs. The Virginia granite pedestal, 12 ft. high, cost $2,500.” – De B. Randolph Keim.
From Keim's Illustrated Hand-book, 1888.
Dedication plaque on the fountain on the grounds of Rawlins Park image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 26, 2018
5. Dedication plaque on the fountain on the grounds of Rawlins Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 24, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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