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The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is prominently located between the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the U.S. Capitol Building on the National Mall in Washington DC. Sculpted by Henry Merwin Shrady in 1920, the bronze memorial depicts the Civil War general in both a seated position and still on horseback. The monument is the largest statuary group in Washington, DC and the sculpture of Grant is among the largest equestrian statues in the world.
The marble platform for the monument is 252 feet long and 71 feet wide and is divided into three sections. Four bronze lions around the pedestal impart a sense of strength and dignity. At the ends of the monument, groups of soldiers and horses appear with cavalry at the north and artillery at the south. The Grant Memorial is located in the center of a three-part sculptural group which includes the Peace Monument to the north and the James A. Garfield Monument to the south.
Maryland Ave. and 1st St. NW Washington DC.
The closest Metro stations are Federal Center and Capitol South.
About Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant (1822 –1885) was the 18th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1869 to 1877. Grant was the commanding General who led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the Civil War in 1865. He stabilized the nation during the turbulent Reconstruction period, enforced civil and voting rights laws, and destroyed the Ku Klux Klan. Grant was an important leader who had a great impact on American history.
For more information, read a Biography of Ulysses S. Grant.
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