General William Tecumseh Sherman
New York, NY
N 40° 45.885 W 073° 58.386
A monument honoring General William Tecumseh Sherman is located at W. 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
A 15.5' high gilded bronze equestrian statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman being led by a 10.5' high figure of Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory, on an oblong granite base comprise the General Sherman Memorial on the southeast corner of Central Park in Manhattan. General Sherman is depicted on horseback wearing a military uniform and cape. The monument was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and A. Phimister Proctor. Charles Follen McKim was the architect. It was dedicated at the south east corner of Central Park on May 30, 1903.
The sides of the base are decorated with laurel wreaths. The front of the base contains the following dedication:
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN
BORN FEB 8 1820
DIED FEB 14 1891
ERECTED BY CITIZENS OF NEW YORK
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Sherman is most famous for his capture of Atlanta during the Georgia campaign and his subsequent march to the sea through Georgia to capture the port city of Savannah. After the war and the election of Grant to the presidency, Sherman became Commanding General of the Army from 1869 to 1883. He died in New York City on February 14, 1891.