Soldiers’ Home’s Scott Statue
Washingtonians are well aware of the equestrian statue of General Winfield Scott in Scott Circle, but many probably are unaware that there is a second statue commemorating Scott. The second work is on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home.
The artist responsible for the Soldiers’ Home’s statue was Launt Thompson (1833-1894), who also created the statue of Admiral Du Pont that originally graced Dupont Circle. The statue of Scott was erected on a prominent overlook east of the Randolph Street entrance to the grounds in 1873. A 1958 article in the Washington Post listed the Scott effigy as one of five lesser known public sculptures in Washington.Art comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.