7th Regiment Memorial

The 7th Regiment Memorial, which honors the 58 men of New York's Seventh Regiment who died in the Civil War, keeps a watchful eye over Sheep Meadow.

Rather than memorializing a general or grand tactician of battle, the bronze sculpture depicts an ordinary soldier, face resolute and hands at rest on his rifle, keeping with the designers’ original concept of a “people's park” that the Conservancy seeks to uphold to this day. Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of the Park, suggested the statue's pose. Originally slated to stand at Warriors’ Gate at Central Park North and Seventh Avenue, the Seventh Regiment Memorial today keeps a watchful eye over Sheep Meadow.

John Quincy Adams Ward, an American sculptor, has several other works featured in Central Park, including The Pilgrim, Indian Hunter, and William Shakespeare.