Commodore Barry was an Irish immigrant to America who joined the American colonial navy and was the first officer to capture an enemy war vessel during the Revolutionary War. The statue was erected by Congress at the request of Irish-American groups.…

The standing bronze statue is raised on a tall granite pedestal with bronze relief panels depicting two of Webster’s most famous speeches. The memorial was commissioned by Washington Post publisher Stilson Hutchins, an admirer of Webster, and a…

This bronze equestrian statue of George Washington was commissioned by Congress from Clark Mills after his successful completion of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson located on Lafayette Square. It depicts Washington in the uniform of Commander…

Though the eminent nineteenth-century American architect Robert Mills conceived the initial design, the structure also reflects the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgment of Thomas Lincoln Casey, the Arm Corps engineer charged with completing the…

This 16 foot high bronze equestrian statue of General George H. Thomas, sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward, was a gift of the Army of the Cumberland Society. Thomas gained fame during the Civil War as the "Rock of Chickamauga." The statue depicts…

Albert Jaegers’ bronze sculpture honored Prussian-born Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who assisted in training American troops during the Revolution. President William Howard Taft spoke at the dedication and his daughter, Helen Taft, unveiled…

At the corners there are bronze soldiers representing four branches of the Army; infantry on the northwest, artillery on the northeast, cavalry on the southeast, and engineers on the southwest. Around the base of the monument is a band of mosaic six…

The 1898 Spanish-American War had strained relations between France and the United States, and France wished to erase any perception arising from the war that it held anti-American sentiments. Drawing on the historic ties between the two nations, the…

Rawlins died of tuberculosis in 1869 while serving as Grant’s Secretary of War. Prodded by the President, Congress authorized $10,000 for the statue in 1872, and French-born Philadelphia sculptor Joseph A. Bailly (or Bailey) was selected by…

The nine foot bronze statue portrays Pulaski in the uniform of a Polish marshal, which he preferred to wear rather than the uniform of the Continental Army. Dramatically posed with his shoulders thrown back and cape flowing behind him, he looks to…