5. Major General Franz Siegel, Riverside Drive
Franz Sigel was a German revolutionary who emigrated to the United States after the Revolutions of 1848. In New York, Sigel became a teacher and wrote for The New York Times and a few German publications. During the Civil War, Sigel became a Major General in the Union Army, where he was instrumental in keeping Missouri in the Union. After his death in 1902, a park was named in his honor in the Bronx, near his former Grand Concourse home.
In 1904, Karl Bitter, whose New York works included the temporary Dewey Arch and the doors of Trinity Church, was commissioned to create a statue to honor Sigel. The statue was dedicated in October 1907, on Riverside Drive and 106th Street, with more than 10,000 people in attendance.