General Sherman Memorial, Washington D.C.

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    General Sherman Memorial ~ War Figure Panel

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It also is dedicated to the lives lost and those who survived the Civil War as my great grand-father. It is beautifully sculpture and what makes this special is you can actually walk on it and touch it. It is located right in the middle of the square and has some beautiful landscaping that surrounds it. Some wonderful huge shade trees too! It was designed by Carl Rohl-Smith for the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at the cost $150,000 in 1903.

    On the other side is the war figurine that appears she is ripping her garments in grief over the body of a fallen soldier. Two vultures are depicted savaging, symbolizing the worst of any war, or as Sherman said, "War is all hell."

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    General Sherman Memorial ~ Peace Figure Panel

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It also is dedicated to the lives lost and those who survived the Civil War as my great grand-father. It is beautifully sculpture and what makes this special is you can actually walk on it and touch it. It is located right in the middle of the square and has some beautiful landscaping that surrounds it. Some wonderful huge shade trees too! It was designed by Carl Rohl-Smith for the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at the cost $150,000 in 1903.

    Each of the beautiful sculptures that strike out for me are the peace figurine holds an olive branch, escorting three children. The statue symbolizes the rebirth or renewal after a great conflict.

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    General Sherman Memorial ~ Artillery Statue

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It also is dedicated to the lives lost and those who survived the Civil War as my great grand-father. It is beautifully sculpture and what makes this special is you can actually walk on it and touch it. It is located right in the middle of the square and has some beautiful landscaping that surrounds it. Some wonderful huge shade trees too! It was designed by Carl Rohl-Smith for the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at the cost $150,000 in 1903.

    At each corner of the monument are soldier figures representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery, and engineers. Finally, the names of thirty-five battles are listed below the steps of the monument. Each one of these statues on the corner represents Artillery, Engineers, Infantry, & Calavary

    This one is Artillery. If you stand behind him, it is like he is a standing guard to keep the memorial safe and to the fortitude, bravery, and hardship these soldiers had to endure.

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    General Sherman Memorial

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It also is dedicated to the lives lost and those who survived the Civil War as my great grand-father. It is beautifully sculpture and what makes this special is you can actually walk on it and touch it. It is located right in the middle of the square and has some beautiful landscaping that surrounds it. Some wonderful huge shade trees too! It was designed by Carl Rohl-Smith for the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at the cost $150,000 in 1903.

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    sherman statue

    by doug48 Written Sep 22, 2007

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    william tecumseh sherman was a union general during the civil war. he is best known for burning atlanta and his infamous march to savannah. when general grant became president after the civil war he promoted sherman to the commanding general of the u.s. army. this statue was sculpted by carl rohl smith in 1903.

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    William Tecumseh Sherman Statue

    by chewy3326 Updated Jan 2, 2007
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    The statue of William Tecumseh Sherman is just east of the White House. It depicts Sherman on horseback, and four other Shermans, not on horseback. General Sherman is one of the best known generals of the Civil War. He is famous (and infamous) for his capture of Atlanta and his March to the Sea, in which he sacked and burned Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah. Sherman later refused to ever run for president (unlike his fellow Union generals US Grant, George McClellan and Winfield Scott Hancock). The statue faces north, the side of the war that Sherman served on.

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