Second Divsion Memorial & Sherman Monument, President's Park South, Washington DC
Second Division Monument & General Sherman Monument
A brief history;
The Second Division Monument is located in the south-west corner of President's Park & commemorates the soldiers who died while serving in the Second Infantry Division of the United
The memorial was designed by James Earle Fraser and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 18th, 1936.
The striking flaming sword symbolises the defence of Pari from the German advances.
The memorial had later additions of two wings honouring the soldiers who served in the Second Infantry Division in World War II & the Korean War.
The General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument is located at the far north-east corner of President's Park in Sherman Plaza.
The memorial was designed principally by Carl Rohl-Smith and includes a bronze equestrian statue of American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman mounted on a granite plinth surrounded by
more bronze statuary depicting soldiers and war and peace figures.
The monument was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on October 15th, 1903.
The monument is located in Sherman Park, where Major General Sherman met with President Andrew Johnson & General Ulysses S. Grant to review the Army of the Potomac on May 23rd, 1865.
The monument is also contributing element to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.
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