The Council of War, modeled ca. 1873
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Barack Obama is the third person from Illinois elected President of these United States. The other two are depicted in this sculpture: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, and Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th. (Ronald Reagan was an Illinoisan by birth, but was elected from California.) The third man depicted is Edward Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War.