Nathanael Greene
ArtistHenry Kirke Brown
Year1877
TypeBronze
Dimensions340 cm × 460 cm (132 in × 180 in)
LocationStanton Park, Northeast, Washington, D.C.
OwnerNational Park Service
Equestrian statue of Nathanael Greene
Equestrian statue of Nathanael Greene
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′36.96″N 76°59′58.2″W / 38.8936000°N 76.999500°W / 38.8936000; -76.999500Coordinates: 38°53′36.96″N 76°59′58.2″W / 38.8936000°N 76.999500°W / 38.8936000; -76.999500
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary.
NRHP reference No.78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 1978[2]

Major General Nathanael Greene is a bronze equestrian statue, by Henry Kirke Brown.[3] It is located in Stanton Park, Northeast, Washington, D.C., in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.[4]

The inscription reads:

SCULP H. K. BROWN

R. WOOD AND CO.

(Base, south side:)

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF NATHANAEL GREENE, ESQUIRE

A NATIVE OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

WHO DIED ON THE 19TH OF JUNE 1786

LATE MAJOR GENERAL IN THE SERVICE OF THE U.S.

AND COMMANDER OF THEIR ARMY IN THE SOUTHERN DEPARTMENT

(Base, north side:)

THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ASSEMBLED

IN HONOR OF HIS PATRIOTISM,

VALOR, AND ABILITY HAVE ERECTED THIS MONUMENT

On June 6, 1930, the statue fell from its pedestal after the bolts gave out in summer heat.[5]

Greene statue fallen in 1930.
Greene statue fallen in 1930.

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Major General Nathanael Greene, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  4. ^ Stanton Park – Capitol Hill Parks (U.S. National Park Service)
  5. ^ "Gentle Wind Proves Nemesis of Hero After 51 Years: Gen. Greene Statue Plunged from Base." The Washington Post, June 7, 1930.