Monument to the state of Texas at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 1964.
What is it made out of? Stele: polished sunset red granite; Seal: bronze; Base: polished marble.
What size is it? Marker: approx. 7 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. H. 2 ft. 7 in. x D. 30 in.
Who made it? Simpson, Harold B., sculptor. A. Stasswender’s Marble and Granite Works, fabricator.
What does it depict? Granite marker with bronze representation of the seal of the Lone Star State and text commemorating the services of Texans in the Battle of Gettysburg.
What does it honor? The Texas monument honors the three Texas regiments of J. B. Robertson’s Brigade (the only Texas units at Gettysburg). It is sited on land occupied by soldiers of Robertson’s Brigade prior to its attack toward Round Tops on July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? TEXAS/REMEMBERS THE VALOR AND DEVOTION OF/HER SONS WHO SERVED AT GETTYSBURG/JULY 2-3, 1863/FROM NEAR THIS SPOT THE TEXAS BRIGADE/AT ABOUT 4;30 P.M. ON JULY 2 CROSSED/EMMITSBURG ROAD AND ADVANCED WITH/HOODS DIVISION ACROSS PLUM RUN TOWARD/LITTLE ROUND TOP. THE TEXAS BRIGADE/AFTER SEVERE FIGHTING ON THE SLOPES/OF LITTLE ROUND TOP RETIRED TO A/POSITION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF DEVIL’S DEN. THE BRIGADE HELD THIS POSITION THE/NIGHT OF JULY 2 AND DURING THE DAY OF/JULY 3. THE BRIGADE THEN FELL BACK TO A/POSITION NEAR THIS MEMORIAL ON THE/EVENING OF JULY 3, ON THE FIELD AT GETTYSBURG. THE TEXAS BRIGADE SUFFERED/597 CASUALTIES. TEXAS TROOPS AT GETTYSBURG WERE/1ST TEXAS INF. LT. COL. P.A. WORK, 4TH/TEXAS INF. COL. J. C. G. KEY, LT. COL. B. F./CARTER, MAJ. J. D. BANE. 5TH TEXAS INF. COL. R. M. POWELL, LT. COL. K. BRYAND, MAJ. J. C./ROGERS. THE TEXAS BRIGADE INCLUDED THE/3RD ARKANSAS INF. COL. VAN H. MANNING, (BRIG. GEN. J. B. ROBERTSON’S TEXAS BRIGADE/HOOD’S DIVISION, LONGSTREET’S CORP)/OF ALL THE GALLANT FIGHTS THEY MADE/NONE WAS GRANDER THAN GETTYSBURG. A MEMORIAL TO TEXANS/WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERACY/ERECTED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS 196
When was this photograph taken? June 7, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, South Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located near junction of Emmitsburg Road and Confederate Avenue.
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.