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THOMAS, George H equestrian statue (ca. 1879) at Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C.
by John Quincy Adams Ward (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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This is considered by some to be the best equestrian statue in the city. Thomas was a career army officer & hero of the Civil War. Although born in Virginia, he fought for the Union & is sometimes referred to as "The Hero of Chickamauga".
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Shown here with the National City Christian Church in the background

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Shown here with the Martin Luther statue in the background (lower right)

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ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES
OF THE SOCIETY OF
THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND

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MAJ. GEN. GEORGE H. THOMAS
SAN FRANCISCO CAL.
MARCH 28, 1870

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J. Q. A. WARD SCULP 1879

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BUREAU BROS & HEATON
FOUNDERS. PHIL

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 334 Item #8.08; Massachusetts Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p283 Item #H-10)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Civil War
Location: Massachusetts Ave. & 14th St NW Washington, D.C.
See Massachusetts Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: McPherson Square (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76008183 (dcMem ID #1722 )

Links & other sources
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (40)
Empire Contact (blogger)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Thomas (66)
Wikipedia article on Thomas
Wikipedia article on the Army of the Cumberland
Blue & Gray Trail website on Thomas
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Thomas statue

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