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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington DC

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The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., honoring American Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. It sits at the base of Capitol Hill (Union Square, the Mall, 1st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Maryland Avenue), below the west front of the United States Capitol. Its sculpture of Grant on horseback faces west, over the Capitol Reflecting Pool and toward the Lincoln Memorial, which honors Grant's wartime president, Abraham Lincoln. In addition to Grant's statue, which rests on a pedestal that showcases bronze reliefs of the infantry, there are statues of protective lions and bronze representations of the Union cavalry and artillery, on flanking pedestals. The Grant and Lincoln memorials define the eastern and western ends, respectively, of the National Mall.The Grant Memorial is a contributor to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC, of the National Register of Historic Places. James M. Goode's authoritative The Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1974) calls it "one of the most important sculptures in Washington." It includes the second-largest equestrian statue in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world.
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  • This attraction is currently under renovation as of 29 June, 2016. However, Capitol Reflecting Pool and surrounding area provides a good stop over rest if you are doing a walking tour of National Mall...  read more »
  • Within my plans of see the main attractions and monuments of the city, I went by The Mall to the Capitol. I found with the surprise of that were reshaping the monument to Ulysses Grant! I was with the desire of see it, but good, will be a reason to return!
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  • Really hard to do a review as it is being restored. Near the start off the east end of the Mall. Hopefully it will be finished soon. An impressive man deserves an impressive statue 
  • Make sure you do not miss this spot. Just so much to see.
  • Yes the great man after Abraham Lincoln, he commanded the US Army during the entire Civil War (1860-1865) against the CS Army (Confederacy) under command of General Robert E Lee, and ten years later Ulysses S Grant president for a few years. God bless General Grant!!, and the discriminating free America!!
  • Oh man such a beautifull building! Great for a picture, iconic from this city!
  • Great place to take a pic of the Washington monument
  • Great photo op with the Capitol in the background
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