Smith Memorial Arch
Backstory and Context
The Smith Memorial Arch is unique in its design with two large columnns that suspend into an arch, but also contains thirteen separate sculptures by twelve different artists. The memorial offers twelve different busts of eight different males including: Major General John F. Hartranft, Major General Samuel W. Crawford, General James Addams Beaver, Admiral David Dixon Porter, Admiral John A. B. Dahlgren, Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, James H. Windrim, and John B. Gest.
Apart from the twelve busts, the memorial also displays three statues of Major General George Gordon Meade, Major General John Fulton Reynolds, and Richard Smith, the donor of the memorial. The memorial also showcases two equestrian statues of Major General George B. McClellan and Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, as well as two eagle sculptures, and 84 carved names of various Pennsylvania veterans.