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STEPHENSON Grand Army of the Republic Memorial north, across the street from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
by John Massey Rhind (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Pennsylvania Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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Benjamin Stephenson was born in Pennsylvania on July 8, 1769. He moved to Virginia in 1788, and then to the Illinois Territory. He became sheriff of Randolph County, Illinois in 1809. Stephenson became a colonel in the Illinois militia, and commanded a regiment in the War of 1812. He served as the representative of the Illinois Territory in the United States Congress from 1814 to 1816. He was a representative to the convention that wrote the first constitution for the State of Illinois in 1818. Source: Wikipedia



Fraternity

Grand Army of the Republic
Organized at Decatur Illinois, April 6, 1866
By Benjamin Franklin Stephenson M.D.

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Fraternity

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The greatest of these is charity

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Who knew no glory but his country's good

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With the Cogswell Temperance Fountain to the left

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Indiana Plaza

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 450 Item #10.05; Pennsylvania Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p360 Item #J-2)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: John Massey Rhind (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Civil War
Location: Pennsylvania Ave & 7th Ave NW Washington, D.C.
See Pennsylvania Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter (Yellow - Green) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76009984 (dcMem ID #550 )

Links & other sources
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (110)
Empire Contact (blogger)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Grand Army (98)
Wikipedia article on Stephenson
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Stephenson memorial

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