Major General George B. McClellan

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Major General George B. McClellan
Gen McClellan Statue DC.JPG
Artist Frederick William MacMonnies
Year 1907
Type Bronze
Dimensions 420 cm × 550 cm × 260 cm (166 in × 216 in × 102 in)
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Owner

National Park Service

Major General George B. McClellan
Major General George B. McClellan is located in Washington, D.C.
Major General George B. McClellan
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′0″N 77°2′47″W / 38.91667°N 77.04639°W / 38.91667; -77.04639Coordinates: 38°55′0″N 77°2′47″W / 38.91667°N 77.04639°W / 38.91667; -77.04639
Governing body National Park Service
Part of Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC.
NRHP Reference # 78000257[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1978 [2]

Major General George B. McClellan is an equestrian statue in Washington, D.C., by Frederick William MacMonnies, (1863–1937).

It is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, Columbia Road, and California Street, N.W. Washington D.C.[3]

It was approved by an act of Congress on March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1174). A competition was held by the McClellan Statue Commission, but the entries were thrown out, and MacMonnies was selected. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was on the commission, and was a teacher of MacMonnies.[4] It cost $50,000. It was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1906. It was dedicated on May 2, 1907. The statue is a contributing monument to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC, of the National Register of Historic Places.

The inscription reads:
MAC MONNIES
E. GRUET JNE FONDEUR
(Base, front:)
MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE BRINTON MCCLELLAN 1826-1885
(Base, rear:)
ERECTED BY THE
GRAND ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
AND THE
CONGRESS OF THE VNITED STATES
1907[5]

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