Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
William Tecumseh Sherman
1820 - 1891
Alexandria, Louisiana, January 18, 1861
"Wars legitimate object is more perfect peace."
Washington, D.C., February 23, 1882
War in Mexico 1847-1848
Occupation of California
Civil War 1861-1865
General Commanding the
Army of the United States
with the aid of the
Congress of the United States
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. Located between the Treasury Building and the Ellipse, to the southeast of the White House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this Touch for directions.
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 Bald Eagle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United States Treasury (about 300 feet away); The Extra Mile (about 300 feet away); Dr. Edgar J. Helms (about 400 feet away); The Hotel Washington (about 400 feet away); Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (about 400 feet away); Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (about 400 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 35 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.