Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Title

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Description

The result of decades of planning and effort, the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial honors the Civil War general and US President. The massive memorial features three sections: a large statue of Grant on his horse, a separate sculpture entitled Artillery on Grant's left, and a third entitled Cavalry Charge on Grant's right. By design, the statue of Grant faces exactly west, toward the Lincoln Memorial, so that these two memorials flank the National Mall.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1922 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

The length of the entire memorial is 252 feet (77 meters) and it is 71 feet (22 meters) wide. The statue of Grant is 17 feet 2 inches (5.23 meters) tall, on top of a marble base 22.5 feet high (roughly 6.8 meters).

Location

38.889789°N, 77.012913°W

Type

Description

The result of decades of planning and effort, the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial honors the Civil War general and US President. The massive memorial features three sections: a large statue of Grant on his horse, a separate sculpture entitled Artillery on Grant's left, and a third entitled Cavalry Charge on Grant's right. By design, the statue of Grant faces exactly west, toward the Lincoln Memorial, so that these two memorials flank the National Mall.

Creator

Henry Merwin Shrady

Date

1922 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.