The General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is located in front of the U.S. Capitol facing the Lincoln Memorial at the opposite site of the Washington DC National Memorial Mall Parks. Grant during the U.S. civil war (1861 to 1865) was a 4 stars General that served under the commands of President Abraham Lincoln in order to preserve the Union. With his armies Grant helped to defeat the traitors slaving forces of the confederacy. Later on Grant became President of the U.S. This collage sketch took several hours during several days in different locations. I did the equestrian statue during a warm sunny late November afternoon which is very unusual and there were diverse groups of people enjoying the memorial. During the following week after work I sketched a map of the Mall near the Smithsonian "Castle". Few days later I was working out in the Join Army & Marines base Fort Myers in Arlington, VA and there were few soldiers practicing a civil war demonstration. I had the opportunity to sketch the style of flag that the Union Soldiers carried to battle as well as the symbols for a 4 stars General. The purpose of this sketch is to learn from the past as well as to investigate the history of great individuals that sacrificed for the U.S. Equestrian Statue 2.0 hrs, Smithsonian Map 1.5 hrs, and Union Soldiers Practice Demonstration 1hr. Total 4.5hrs Black Ink on White Paper.
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