Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Union Square East end of National Mall, 1st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Maryland Avenue Washington District of Columbia
1912-1920. Dedicated April 27, 1922
Portrait male--Full length
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C.: A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 243-248.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1994.
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.
The memorial consists of a long marble platform with an equestrian statue of General Grant; four sculptures of lions, one at each corner of the equestrian statue; and two groups of military figures, one at each end of the marble platform. In the center of the marble platform is the figure of Grant, dressed in his military uniform and slouch hat, seated astride his charger, Cincinnatus. On each side of the base is a large bas-relief panel depicting soldiers in action. On one side, an officer raises his sword and commands his marching soldiers. On the other side, soldiers carrying flags and rifles march in profile.
To the north of the Grant equestrian statue is the Cavalry Group which depicts seven horsemen of the Cavalry Regiment's color squad making a charge. The commanding officer is at the front with his sword raised giving the order to charge. To the south of the Grant equestrian statue is the Artillery Group which depicts three horses pulling a caisson carrying a cannon and three soldiers.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums