This striking monument is at the southeast corner of Central Park. It shows the Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman astride his horse, Ontario, led by the goddess Victory/Nike.
The monument was commissioned in 1892 by the New York Chamber of Commerce. It was created by American sculptor (and New Yorker!) Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It took 10 years to finish, with the final work being completed in Paris, before the monument was dedicated on May 30, 1903.
The gilded bronze statues sit upon a Stony Creek pink granite pedestal designed by Charles Follen McKim.