James Garfield Monument

Title

James Garfield Monument

Description

This monument to President James Garfield (1831-1881) depicts him giving a speech, gazing outward with papers in one hand. Garfield was elected in 1880, but he served only four months of his term before his assassination in a railroad station on the Mall in 1881. The Society of the Army of the Cumberland, of which Garfield had been a member, commissioned the statue in 1884. It was dedicated in May 1887.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.

Date

05/12/1887 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

The monument is 25 feet high in total, including the figure of Garfield which is 9 feet high. Surrounding the large sculpture of Garfield are smaller representations of different stages of Garfield's life: Scholar (both as a student and as a teacher), Warrior (Garfield had been a Major General during the Civil War), and Statesman (referring to his time as Congressmen, Senator, and President).

Type

Description

This monument to President James Garfield (1831-1881) depicts him giving a speech, gazing outward with papers in one hand. Garfield was elected in 1880, but he served only four months of his term before his assassination in a railroad station on the Mall in 1881. The Society of the Army of the Cumberland, of which Garfield had been a member, commissioned the statue in 1884. It was dedicated in May 1887.

Creator

John Quincy Adams Ward

Date

05/12/1887 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.