Brig. Gen. Alexander Webb commanded the Philadelphia Brigade at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 12, 1915.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 16 ft.; Base: approx. 9 x 12 x 11 ft.
Who made it? Rhind, John Massey, 1860-1936, sculptor. Zabriskie, A. J., engineer. Worden-Crawford Company, contractor. Jno. Williams, Inc., founder.
What does it depict? A standing portrait of General Webb with his proper left hand resting at his hip and his proper right hand holding a sword. The sculpture is installed atop a square base adorned on the front with an inscription plaque that details the general’s accomplishments. Statue is a bronze figure of Webb in full uniform atop a three-part granite shaft that rests on a 12×11.3 1/2 foot stepped base. The shaft has a bronze tablet on the front and a medallion on the rear with trefoil Corps symbols on the sides.
When was this photograph taken? September 24, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of Hancock Avenue opposite to the Angle.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commanded: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps.
Brief Biography: Alexander Stewart Webb (February 15, 1835 – February 12, 1911) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War who won the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he was president of the City College of New York for thirty-three years. USMA 1855. More about this officer.
Bronze Portraits at Gettysburg
Brig. Gen. Francis Barlow – Brig. Gen. John Buford – John Burns – Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford – Father William Corby – Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday – Brig. Gen. John Geary – Brig. Gen. John Gibbon – Brig. Gen. George S. Greene – Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays – Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys – Maj. Gen. John Reynolds – Brig. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren – Brig. Gen. James S. Wadsworth – Brig. Gen. Alexander Webb – Maj. William Wells