b. Lancaster, Ohio, d. New York, N.Y. Sculpted: 1892-1903 Sculptor: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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Dynamic in all its glory, no one can miss
the magnificent elevated gilded bronze
statue of William Tecumseh Sherman
in the northern half of Central Park's Grand Army Plaza.
The larger-than-life statue of Union Army
General William Tecumseh Sherman, a
great American military hero of the
American Civil War dramatically appears
on his regal horse whose right rear hoof
crushes a Georgia pine branch.
Accompanied by Nike, the Goddess of
Victory, Sherman is courageously led into
the battle of 1864 in which the Confederacy
was successfully split in two effectively
ending the Civil War.
This major work of art by famous sculptor
Saint-Gaudens ranks as one of the worlds
finest equestrian monuments, winning the
Grand Prix at the Paris Exposition in 1900.