Andrew Jackson Memorial

Title

Andrew Jackson Memorial

Description

At the center of Lafayette Park, along the White House’s north side, stands this equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson. Cast to commemorate Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the bronze statue was sculpted by artist Clark Mills in 1853. It is part of a set of four - the other statues stand in New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; and Jacksonville, FL. The base of the statue is inscribed, “Our Federal Union. It must be Preserved.”

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Coverage

Physical Description

Bronze statue, 96 inches by 144 inches.

Location

Lafayette Square Park

Type

Description

At the center of Lafayette Park, along the White House’s north side, stands this equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson. Cast to commemorate Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the bronze statue was sculpted by artist Clark Mills in 1853. It is part of a set of four - the other statues stand in New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; and Jacksonville, FL. The base of the statue is inscribed, “Our Federal Union. It must be Preserved.”

Coverage

1830-1859

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.