Washington Monument

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“Washington Monument. The following are the inscriptions on the monument: East front: ‘To George Washington, by the State of Maryland. Born 23d February, 1732. Died 14th December, 1799.’ South front: ‘To George Washington, President of the United States, 4th March, 1789. Returned to Mount Vernon, 4th March, 1797.’ West front: To George Washington. Trenton, 25th December, 1776. Yorktown, 19th October, 1781.’ North Front: ‘To George Washington. Commander-in-chief of the American armies, 15th June, 1775. Commission resigned at Annapolis, 23d December, 1783.’"—Lossing, 1851


Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851)II:390


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