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McCLELLAN, George B: Memorial (ca. 1907) in Washington, D.C.
by Frederick William MacMonnies (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Connecticut Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. However, although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these attributes may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points. Source: Wikipedia




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More Info
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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 80 Item #2.09; Connecticut Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p106 Item #B-6)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Frederick William MacMonnies (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Civil War; George B. McClellan
Location: Connecticut Ave at Columbia Rd NW (Circle = Conn, Mass & NH Aves, 19th & P Sts. NW) Washington, D.C.
See Connecticut Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76007044 (dcMem ID #1559 )

"Outdoor Sculpture" & "Washington Sculpture" differ on the title. In W.S. any level of general is called "General" whereas in O.S. he used "Major General."


Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p128)
National Parks Service website on the statues in Rock Creek Park
Wikipedia article on McClellan
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 4 sculptures

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