National Geographic : 1923 Jun
-t Photograph by Charles Martin THE CAVALRY GROUP OF THE MONUMENT TO GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT (SEE COLOR PLATE VI) This is the most important work of sculpture ever designed for the Government, and was located soastobethehead of theMall. From ita broad carpet of grass extending to the Washington Monument will be flanked on each side by four rows ofAmerican elms and bydrives and walks, thereby restoring the park connection between the Capitol and the White House. Special artillery and cavalrydrills were given atWest Point and atother posts to aid the sculptor, Henry Merwin Shrady, in the development of his design. Mr. Shrady spent nearly fifteen years upon thesculptures, and died in New York just two weeks prior to the unveiling of the monument, on the centenary of Grant's birth, April 27,1922.