William Tecumseh Sherman

Riding high above Grand Army Plaza, William Tecumseh Sherman depicts the Civil War general on the back of his horse, Ontario—the two led by the goddess, Victory. Immortalized in gold leafed-bronze and supported by a pink granite base, the celebrated American soldier watches over one of Central Park’s busiest entrances.

William Tecumseh Sherman is a great masterpiece of American sculptor (and New Yorker) Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was commissioned by the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1892; after first modeling a bust of Sherman, Gaudens worked on the equestrian statue for 10 years, finally completing it in 1903. The monument was dedicated on May 30 of that year.

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Grand Army Plaza

East Side at 58th-60th Streets & 5th Avenue

Doris Freedman Plaza

East Side at 60th Street & 5th Avenue

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