The Grant Memorial is in front of the Capitol at the end of the Mall opposite from the Washington Monument at the head of a reflecting pool.
The Memorial consists of a large statue of Grant on a pedestal flanked by two bronze statue groups depicting a cavalry charge and an artillery battery.
The statues are extremely impressive in their depiction of intense battle scenes, while Grant, the savior of the Union stands calmly in the midst of the battle.
The Memorial is easy to miss, as it is overshadowed by the pool, the Capitol and all the museums on the Mall. Also, there is a lot of rust on the Memorial, and the marble has been discolored by pollution. It would be nice to see this Memorial restored, but it's still worth seeing, and makes for a quiet spot in the midst of one of DC's busiest areas.
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