|General Artemas Ward|
|Dimensions||3.0 m × 1.5 m × 1.2 m (10 ft × 5 ft × 4 ft)|
|Location||Ward Circle, Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||National Park Service|
Statue of Artemas Ward
|Area||less than one acre|
|Part of||American Revolution Statuary.|
|NRHP reference No.||78000256|
|Added to NRHP||July 14, 1978|
General Artemas Ward is a bronze statue of American Revolutionary War general Artemas Ward by Leonard Crunelle at Ward Circle, at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
The circle is centered around a 27.5-foot (8.4 m) bronze statue of Artemas Ward. Ward was the first Commander-in-Chief in the American Revolutionary War. Congress authorized the statue by 45 Stat. 689. Sculptor Leonard Crunelle created the statue over a three-year period, while the base and pedistal were built by J. F. Manning Co. The pedistal was made from granite from Stony Creek, Connecticut. The president and fellows of Harvard College donated the $50,000 to cover the cost of the statue. The donation fulfilled the terms of the will of Artemus Ward, an alumnus of Harvard and the great-grandson of Maj. Gen. Artemus Ward. The statue was unveiled on November 3, 1938, by Mrs. Wesley Feick, the great-great-granddaughter of Maj. Gen. Ward. Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring spoke at the unveiling. The circle itself was constructed for displaying the sculpture.
The figure of Ward is wearing a Revolutionary War general's uniform, there is a hat and gloves in his left hand, and there is a trench mortar at his feet.
The base of the statue bears this inscription:
SON OF MASSACHUSETTS
GRADUATE OF HARVARD COLLEGE
JUDGE AND LEGISLATOR
DELEGATE 1780–1781 TO THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
SOLDIER OF THREE WARS
FIRST COMMANDER OF THE PATRIOT FORCES
As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.