John Quincy Adams Ward

The Statute Dedicated To The Civil War Veteran And President James Abram Garfield In Capital Park

A statue dedicated to Civil War veteran and former President James Abram Garfield, within the Capital Park in the District of Columbia, was created by John Quincy Adams Ward. President Garfield had been assassinated, a mere 16 years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, within the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C.

Sketch depicting the assassination of President James Abram Garfield.

The pedestal for the sculpture, which was created by architect Richard Morris Hunt, represents different phases of President Garfield’s life.