Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Civil War Statues: George B. McClellan

McClellan: major general in the Union Army, defeated Presidential candidate (to A. Lincoln in 1864), Governor of New Jersey and author. The statue has been at Connecticut Avenue and Columbia Rd NW, since 1907. Sculpted by New York artist Frederick MacMonnies. Here's a cool newspaper clipping from a 1902 New York Times paper announcing the contest for the statue (PDF).