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Encyclopedia > John Ericsson National Memorial
John Ericsson National Memorial
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Nearest city:
Coordinates: 38°53′12″N, 77°3′1″W
Area:
Established: August 31, 1916
Visitation: (in )
Governing body: National Park Service

John Ericsson National Memorial, located at Ohio Drive and Independence Avenue, SW in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to the man who revolutionized naval history with his invention of the screw propeller. John Ericsson was also the designer of the USS Monitor, the ship that ensured Union naval supremacy during the American Civil War. The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Image File history File links US_Locator_Blank. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... A propeller can be seen as a rotating fin in water or a wing in air. ... Illustration of John Ericsson John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother, Nils Ericson. ... USS Monitor was an ironclad warship of the United States Navy. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln+ Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American...

Fraser's Ericsson Memorial
Fraser's Ericsson Memorial

The national memorial was authorized by Congress on August 31, 1916 and dedicated on May 29, 1926. Congress appropriated $35,000 for the creation of the memorial, and Americans chiefly of Scandinavian descent raised an additional $25,000. Constructed on a site near the Lincoln Memorial between September 1926 and April 1927, the pink Milford granite memorial is 20 feet high with a 150-foot diameter base. Sculpted by James Earle Fraser, it features a seated figure of Ericsson 6 feet 5 inches high. The national memorial is managed by National Mall and Memorial Parks. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (854x588, 110 KB)photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran James Earle Fraser File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (854x588, 110 KB)photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran James Earle Fraser File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In the United States, National Memorial is a designation for a protected area that is commemorative of an historic person or episode. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Lincoln Memorial, built 1915 - 1922 Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial. ... End of the Trail James Earle Fraser (November 4, 1876 – October 11, 1953) was an American sculptor, born in Winona, Minnesota. ... National Mall and Memorial Parks (also known as National Capital Parks-Central) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. They include: African American Civil War Memorial Constitution Gardens East Potomac Park Fords Theatre National Historic Site...


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  • Official NPS website: John Ericsson National Memorial

 
 

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