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Ulysses S. Grant Monument (Lincoln Park, Illinois)


Perched atop a granite pedestal and archway, the Ulysses S. Grant Monument in Chicago honors the service of famed Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. The monument was commissioned shortly after Grant's death, fundraised by prominent Chicagoans, and designed by Italian sculptor Louis Rebisso. Located in Lincoln Park, this bronze equestrian statue represents Grant foremost as a soldier and military leader who led the Union Army to victory. Drawing funds from over 100,000 donors and dedication day crowds of over 200,000 people, this 60 foot tall monument is a fixture of Chicago's monument landscape. Despite this, recent controversy over commemoration has prompted Chicago's Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, to place this statue "under review' for possible removal.

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