American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Artemas Ward Monument
Erected 1938 by a Harvard alumnus.
Location. 38° 56.275′ N, 77° 5.155′ W. Marker is in American University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Ward Circle, N.W. and Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues, in the median on Ward Circle, N.W.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American University (within shouting distance of this marker); American University September 11 Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School (about 600 feet away); John Fletcher Hurst (about 600 feet away); Battelle Memorial Building (about 700 feet away); Korean Cherry Trees (about 700 feet away); Jeju Dolhareubang (about 700 feet away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Ward Circle was constructed to hold this monument. From the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art Inventories
Also see . . . Artemas Ward. Wikipedia entry. “In the General Court Ward was placed on the taxation committee along with Samuel Adams and John Hancock. On the floor, he was second only to James Otis in speaking out against the acts of parliament. His prominence in these debates prompted the Royal Governor Francis Bernard to revoke his military commission in 1767. At the next election in 1768, Bernard voided the election results for Worcester and banned Ward from the assembly, but this didn’t silence him. In the growing sentiment favoring rebellion, the 3rd Regiment resigned en masse from British service on October 3, 1774. They then marched on Shrewsbury to inform Colonel Ward that they had unanimously elected him their leader. Later that month the royal governor abolished the colonial assembly.” (Submitted on October 15, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.