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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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  • In a fabulous location at the end of the capitol reflection pool. Impressive monument and amazing views. Loved the other statues next to it and th detail on them if the horses pulling the canon. You'l...  more »
  • The memorial was mostly closed during the summer for renovations to the sculptures, what a difference in color from lime to dark green. The location has great photo opportunities towards the Capitol a...  more »
  • A simple Memorial with Ulysses s. Grant on horse. Currently in scaffolding, so not good to see, but if the scaffolding are gone, then it's with the Capitol in the background a good kodak moment.
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  • Make sure you do not miss this spot. Just so much to see.
  • Well designed structure/monument. Great picture opportunities here.
  • 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!!
  • Great place to take a pic of the Washington monument
  • Oh man such a beautifull building! Great for a picture, iconic from this city!