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 States Army.


  • 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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