Civil War Sculptures of Philadelphia

The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.

Civil War Sculptures of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Association for Public Art has highlighted a handful of Philadelphia’s Civil War monuments and memorials and now you can do the tour with PocketSights.

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Philadelphia, PA 19102-3627

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The following descriptions for each point of interest are adapted from Public Art in Philadelphia by Penny Balkin Bach.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Spirit of ’61 (1911)

Artist: Henry Kirke Bush-Brown (1857-1935) Location: Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street A successor to the Gray Reserves, which originated in 1822, the First Regiment was the first to be called to action following the atta... Read more
2
Washington Grays Monument (Base 1872, Figure c. 1907)

Artist: J. Wilson (1825-) Location: Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street The Washington Grays Militia Unit was organized in Philadelphia in 1822 and soon became one of the city’s most popular military outfits. Later named ... Read more
3
General George McClellan (1891)

Artist: Henry Jackson Ellicott (1847-1901) Location: City Hall, North Plaza, Broad and Market Streets George McClellan was born in Philadelphia in 1826. He left the University of Pennsylvania in 1842 to continue his education at West Point ... Read more
4
Major General John Fulton Reynolds (1884)

Artist: John Rogers (1829-1904) Location: City Hall, North Plaza, Broad and Market Streets Over eighteen years after Major General John Fulton Reynolds was killed by a sharpshooter’s bullet in Gettysburg in 1863, Joseph Temple of Philadel... Read more
5
General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial(1934)

Artist: Albert Laessle (1877–1954), initial concept by Charles Grafly Location: 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Galusha Pennypacker, a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania, became at age 22 the youngest general to serve in the... Read more
6
All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (c. 1934)

Artist: J. Otto Schweizer (1863–1955) Location: Aviator Park, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 20th Street The Honorable Samuel Beecher Hart, a Pennsylvania legislator and captain of the Gray Invincibles, the last “colored” unit in the Pe... Read more
7
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial(1927)

Artist: Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866–1947) Location: Logan Square, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street Even while the nation was engaged in World War I, Philadelphia decided to commemorate the Civil War. The city appropriated funds f... Read more
8
Abraham Lincoln (1871)

Artist: Randolph Rogers (1825–1892) Location: Kelly and Sedgely Drives Philadelphia was one of the first cities in the nation to erect a monument to Lincoln after he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. The Lincoln Monument Association, ch... Read more
9
General Ulysses S. Grant (1897)

Artists: Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) & Edward C. Potter (1857–1923) Location: Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive Just four days after the death of General Grant in 1885, the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Associati... Read more
10
Major General George Gordon Meade (1887)

Artist: Alexander Milne Calder (1846–1923) Location: Lansdowne Drive north of Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park General Meade commanded the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, and is best known for defeating General Robert E.... Read more
11
Smith Memorial Arch (1897-1912)

Various Artists Location: North Concourse Drive, West Fairmount Park The Smith Memorial Arch was initiated by Richard Smith, a wealthy Philadelphian who bequeathed a half million dollars to build a monument to Pennsylvania’s naval and ... Read more

 

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