Civil War Women’s Monument.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? November 16, 2002.
What is it made out of? Bronze.
Who made it? Ron Tunison, Sculptor.
What does it depict? Seven-foot bronze sculpture located 50 feet southwest of the historic cemetery gatehouse in Evergreen Cemetery. Honors Elizabeth Thorn, (1832-1907), a civilian. Thorn was an immigrant from Germany. At the time of the battle she was serving as the caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery because her husband Peter was off serving in the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Her parents and two sons under the age of six were living with her in the Cemetery gatehouse at the time of the battle. Despite being six-months pregnant, she helped to bury over ninety Union soldiers killed at Gettysburg.
When was this photograph taken? October 1, 2006.
Where is it located? Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located in Evergreen Cemetery, near the Baltimore Pike and East Cemetery Hill.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Other Commemorative Monuments at Gettysburg
Cavalry Field Monument – GAR Monument – Gettysburg Address Monument – Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association – Gettysburg National Military Park – High Water Mark Monument – Masonic Monument – MOLLUS Monuments – Pardee Field Monument – Peace Light Monument – Soldiers National Monument – Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy – Womens Monument