McPherson Square is a 1.66-acre park lying in the heart of the central business district in northwest Washington, DC. It occupies an entire city square surrounded by K Street to the north, I Street to the south, and 15th Street to the east and west.
The sculpture depicts General McPherson mounted on a horse and turning in the saddle to face west, surveying a field of battle. The 12-foot bronze statue stands on a 15-foot granite pedestal. Large deciduous trees line the boundaries of the park and are placed randomly along the major walks, emphasizing the spatial pattern. McPherson Square is heavily used by local residents, office workers, and tourists.