Friday, June 15, 2012

Antebellum and Civil War Political Leaders on Capitol Hill

Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying a Teaching American History group to Washington D.C. for a research trip to the Library of Congress and the National Archives.  While in the Capital City we were treated to a tour of the Capitol building by a couple of Representative Ben Chandler's staff members. I was stuck by the number of statues honoring the great statesmen of the antebellum and Civil War eras. Just a few I was able to capture with photographs were:

John C. Calhoun of South Carolina

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney of Maryland

Abraham Lincoln of Illinois

Andrew Jackson of Tennessee

Daniel Webster of Massachusetts

Henry Clay of Kentucky

Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri

Jefferson Davis of Mississippi

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