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 memorial is right next to the capital building. You are very likely to see it on a visit and should know what your seeing.  more »
  • A historic figure in American history, the Ulysses S. Grant memorial located beneath the Capital building in the center of the Mall is appropriate for a former president and commander of US forces at ...  more »
  • This statuary sits in front of the Capitol overlooking the reflecting pool. It is a memorial to Ulysses S. Grant. He is seated on a horse. I liked the memorial because Grant is pictured as strong and ...  more »
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  • The sculptures here can be easily missed, but examining their structure and reading about the history is enlightening and should be appreciated.
  • One of the most magnificent bronzes I've ever seen. Take a close look at the faces of the soldiers reflecting the terror of warfare. Stunning!
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  • Well designed structure/monument. Great picture opportunities here.
  • Governments are always more stable and nations more prosperous when they truly represent their people

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