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Major General John A. Logan, (sculpture).

Logan, dressed in his Civil War uniform, is astride his horse with his proper left hand holding the reins and his proper right hand holding his sword pointed downward. Logan is depicted with collar-length hair and a long mustache. His uniform consists of a long belted jacket, boots, gloves and a hat. The horse is striding forward with its proper right front foot raised. The sculpture rests on top of a bronze base which is installed on a low stone base. At each corner of the bronze base is an American Eagle which symbolizes Patriotism. Palm leaves symbolizing Victory adorn the lower portion of the bronze base around the area inscribed with LOGAN.

General John A. Logan, or "Black Eagle" or "Black Jack", which were his nicknames, was a statesman, a soldier and a Mason. Logan was Commander of the Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War and later the Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Logan also served as Representative and Senator from Illinois.

The focal point of the district is Logan Circle, an important element of the 1791-92 L'Enfant Plan and Ellicott Plans for the Federal City. The circle was first laid out in 1872, with lawn and trees, gas-lit walks, and an ornamental fountain. By 1879, it was known as Iowa Circle. In 1901 President McKinley attended the dedication of the Major General John A. Logan statue. Congress officially renamed Iowa Circle to Logan Circle in 1930. Traffic lanes for 13th Street were cut through the circle in 1950, but were removed in 1985, allowing for restoration of the circle to its historic size.

The Logan Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis was named after him.

Logan Lodge No. 575, F&AM
525 N. Illinois St.
P.O. Box 441335
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0210

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McKinley attended dedication ceremony in 1901

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McKinley administration ornament click on photo:

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