Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.

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Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.
Location Washington, D.C.
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 78000257[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1978 [2]

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.[3] 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.[4][5][6] They are listed as a group on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain 38°54′35″N 77°2′36″W / 38.90972°N 77.04333°W / 38.90972; -77.04333 (DuPont Memorial Fountain)
  2. Nuns of the Battlefield 38°54′21″N 77°2′25″W / 38.90583°N 77.04028°W / 38.90583; -77.04028 (Nuns of the Battlefield)
  3. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial 38°53′37″N 77°1′18″W / 38.89361°N 77.02167°W / 38.89361; -77.02167 (Grand Army of the Republic)
  4. Peace Monument 38°53′26″N 77°0′44″W / 38.89056°N 77.01222°W / 38.89056; -77.01222 (Peace Monument)
  5. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial 38°53′23″N 77°0′46″W / 38.88972°N 77.01278°W / 38.88972; -77.01278 (U.S. Grant)
  6. Major General James B. McPherson 38°54′7″N 77°2′3″W / 38.90194°N 77.03417°W / 38.90194; -77.03417 (Gen. McPherson)
  7. Admiral David G. Farragut 38°54′7″N 77°2′20″W / 38.90194°N 77.03889°W / 38.90194; -77.03889 (Admiral Farragut)
  8. Major General John A. Logan 38°54′35″N 77°1′47″W / 38.90972°N 77.02972°W / 38.90972; -77.02972 (Gen. Logan)
  9. Major General George Henry Thomas 38°54′20″N 77°1′57″W / 38.90556°N 77.03250°W / 38.90556; -77.03250 (Gen. Thomas)
  10. Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott 38°54′26″N 77°2′12″W / 38.90722°N 77.03667°W / 38.90722; -77.03667 (Gen. Scott)
  11. General Winfield Scott Hancock 38°53′37″N 77°1′20″W / 38.89361°N 77.02222°W / 38.89361; -77.02222 (Gen. Hancock)
  12. General John A. Rawlins 38°53′45″N 77°2′31″W / 38.89583°N 77.04194°W / 38.89583; -77.04194 (Gen. Rawlins)
  13. General Philip Sheridan 38°54′44″N 77°3′2″W / 38.91222°N 77.05056°W / 38.91222; -77.05056 (Gen. Sheridan)
  14. Major General George B. McClellan 38°55′0″N 77°2′47″W / 38.91667°N 77.04639°W / 38.91667; -77.04639 (Gen. McClellan)
  15. General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument 38°53′46″N 77°2′3″W / 38.89611°N 77.03417°W / 38.89611; -77.03417 (Gen. Sherman)
  16. George Gordon Meade Memorial 38°53′32″N 77°0′59″W / 38.89222°N 77.01639°W / 38.89222; -77.01639 (Gen. Meade)
  17. Brigadier General Albert Pike 38°53′41″N 77°0′57″W / 38.89472°N 77.01583°W / 38.89472; -77.01583 (Gen. Pike)
  18. Emancipation Memorial 38°53′23″N 76°59′25″W / 38.88972°N 76.99028°W / 38.88972; -76.99028 (Emancipation Memorial)
  19. John Ericsson National Memorial 38°53′12″N 77°3′1″W / 38.88667°N 77.05028°W / 38.88667; -77.05028 (John Ericsson National Memorial)

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