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Peace Monument, Monument in Washington D.C.

The Peace Monument, also known as Naval Monument or Civil War Sailors Monument, stands on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Peace Circle.

It was erected from 1877-1878 to honor the naval deaths at sea during the American Civil War.

This white marble monument stands 44 feet tall and depicts figures representing Grief and History and features allegorical figures of Victory, holding an olive branch and Mars, the god of War.

You can see it while touring the National Mall or viewing the Capitol Building.

Unlike many war memorials built to honor soldiers, this monument pays tribute to sailors.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Inception: 1877

Creator: Franklin Simmons

Height: 1,340 cm

Material: marble

Website: aoc.gov/capitol-grounds/peace-monument

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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