Place

Major General George B. McClellan Statue

Bronze sculpture of a man on a horse atop a stone pedestal
The equestrian statue of George B. McClellan in Washington DC

NPS Photo/ R. Maher

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

This is an equestrian monument to Major General George Britton McCllean, U.S. Army, who served as general-in-chief and first commander of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. The statue was sculpted by American Artist Frederick William MacMonnies and dedicated in 1907.

Inscriptions

Shields
Yorktown
Malvern Hill
Fair Oaks
South Mountain
Antietam
Williamsburg
Rich Mountain
Gaine's Mill

Pedestal, front
MAJOR GENERAL / GEORGE BRINTON McCLELLAN / 1826-1885

Pedestal, back
Erected by the / Society of the Army of the Potomac / And the / Congress of the United States / 1907

Last updated: April 19, 2021