General William T. Sherman Monument

Orientation & Geography

North America, United States, District of Columbia

General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument is an equestrian statue, located in President's Park, Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 15th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and Treasury Place. It was commissioned in 1896 by the United States Department of War and the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and cost $90,000. Carl Rohl-Smith submitted plans, but died in 1900, and work was completed by Lauritz Jensen. Sigvald Asbjornsen and Theo Kitson also did work on the figures and medalions. In 2011, restoration is being conducted on the statue costing $2 million. It was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on October 15, 1903. It is located at the site of the reviewing stand for the Grand Review of the Armies, where Sherman, with President Andrew Johnson and Ulysses Grant, reviewed the Army of the Potomac, on April 23 1865. He then led the parade of the Army of the Tennessee the next day. The inscription reads: (Base, front:) WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN 1820-1891 (North side of base:) ON NO EARTHLY ACCOUNT WILL I DO ANY ACT OR THINK ANY THOUGHT HOSTILE TO OR IN DEFIANCE OF THE OLD GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA JANUARY 18, 1861 WAR'S LEGITIMATE OBJECT IS MORE PREFECT PEACE WASHINGTON, DC FEBRUARY 23, 1882 (South side of base:) SEMINOLE WAR 1840-1842 WAR IN MEXICO 1847-1848 OCCUPATION OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 GENERAL COMMANDING THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES 1869-1884 (South base, lower side:) ERECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE WITH THE AID OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES 1903