Saturday, June 23, 2012

Civil War Generals Scott, Meade, and Grant

Walking along Pennsylvania Avenue on the way to the White House are statues commemorating the Civil war. I suppose there are similar statues located in a lot of towns across the country. There are several in Alexandria along Washington Avenue, and many more in Richmond in a distinctly southern persuasion. And obviously, as one travels away from the city in any direction, all the battlefields are dotted with even more representations. I know the stance of the horse has some meaning, but don't remember what. We spent many vacations traveling up and down the eastern seaboard looking at these things. In Milwaukee I belonged to the Civil War Round Table, and attended monthly meetings about all kinds of subject matter. It's a good thing to be reminded of our history, and in this town, history is everywhere. We probably walk the same places many of these folks did- which makes it even more interesting.
Winfield Scott

A lot of history has walked along this path

Grand Army of the Republic

General Meade

General and President Grant

From the side- a lot of photos are taken on this spot

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