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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Tecumseh Sherman

1820 - 1891

 
 
William Tecumseh Sherman Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
1. William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
Inscription. "On no earthly account will I do any act or think any thought hostile to or in defiance of the old government of the United States."
Alexandria, Louisiana, January 18, 1861

"Wars legitimate object is more perfect peace."
Washington, D.C., February 23, 1882

Seminole War 1840-1842
War in Mexico 1847-1848
Occupation of California
Civil War 1861-1865
General Commanding the
Army of the United States
1869-1884


Erected by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee
with the aid of the
Congress of the United States
1903

 
Erected 1903 by Society of the Army of the Tennessee.
 
Location. 38° 53.758′ N, 77° 2.058′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and E Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on 15th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Located between the Treasury Building and the Ellipse, to the southeast of the White House. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20500, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hamilton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Extra Mile
Title Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
2. Title Inscription
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United States Treasury (about 300 feet away); The Hotel Washington (about 300 feet away); Dr. Edgar J. Helms (about 400 feet away); Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (about 400 feet away); Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (about 400 feet away); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Tecumseh Sherman. The General has gone down in history both revered and reviled. In addition to a long list of military achievements, Sherman is also known as the man who refused to run for President. Interestingly, the statue's face looking toward the White House. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Additional Detail Photos of the Monument. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Two Quotations from Sherman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
3. Two Quotations from Sherman
Sherman's Military Service image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
4. Sherman's Military Service
Attribution Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
5. Attribution Inscription
Sherman's Battles image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
6. Sherman's Battles
Around the base of the monument are the names of the General's many battles.
The Cavalryman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
7. The Cavalryman
The Artillerist image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
8. The Artillerist
The Infantryman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
9. The Infantryman
The Engineer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
10. The Engineer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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