Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Capitol Square, SW
The Peace Monument
By Franklin Simmons, 1878
The Peace Monument, also called the Naval Monument, was erected to commemorate the naval deaths at sea during the Civil War. At the top of the 44-foot monument, Grief, sometimes called America, weeps on the shoulder of History. Below them, Victory with the infant Mars and Neptune at her feet, holds a laurel wreath and an oak branch. Peace, facing the Capitol, holds an olive branch; objects symbolizing civilization are at her feet.
The James A. Garfield Monument
Sculpture by John Quincy Adams Ward
Pedestal by Richard Morris Hunt, 1887
Below the portrait statue of President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881, are three figures representing different phases of his career. The Student suggests his early work as a teacher. Thea Warrior represents his military career during the Civil War. The Statesman symbolizes Garfield's achievements as Representative, Senator, and President.
The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Sculpture by Henry Merwin Shrady
Architecture by Edward Casey, 1920
Location. 38° 53.34′ N, 77° 0.715′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street Southwest and Garfield Circle Southwest on 1st Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 1st Street Southwest, Washington DC 20016, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Capitol Square (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Botanic Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Power from the Wind (within shouting distance of this marker); Kootenai National Forest (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Green Roof Engineering (about 400 feet away); Green Roof Plants (about 400 feet away); Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.