Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC
Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|NRHP Reference #||78000257|
|Added to NRHP||September 20, 1978 |
The Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. are a group of eighteen statues which are spread out through much of central and northwest Washington, D.C. The statues depict 11 Union generals, and only one Confederate general, Albert Pike, who is depicted as a Mason rather than a military man. Two Union admirals are honored including David Farragut. However, Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont's statue was removed to Wilmington, Delaware and he is now honored with a fountain. Other statues depict nuns, peace, emancipation, and the Grand Army of the Republic.
In accordance with Executive Order 11593 by President Richard Nixon the National Park Service survey, and registered Civil War statues in Washington, D.C. to aid in their preservation. They are listed as a group on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain
- Nuns of the Battlefield
- Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
- Peace Monument
- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- Major General James B. McPherson
- Admiral David G. Farragut
- Major General John A. Logan
- Major General George Henry Thomas
- Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott
- General Winfield Scott Hancock
- General John A. Rawlins
- General Philip Sheridan
- Major General George B. McClellan
- General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
- George Gordon Meade Memorial
- Brigadier General Albert Pike
- Emancipation Memorial
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. September 20, 1978. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
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- Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Edwin Harlan Remsberg (1998). Testament to Union: Civil War monuments in Washington, Part 3. Photographer Edwin Harlan Remsberg. JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-5861-1.