About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 1890.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze tablet; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 11 ft.; Base: approx. Diam. 17 ft.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Cylindric monument with pyramidal top stands on round rough-hewn base. A sculpted oak-leaf wreath is draped at the top, and a square relief of the State Seal is affixed to the base, in front. Monument is large, cylindrical granite shaft with a conical top set on a seventeen foot circumference, circular rough hewn base. The shaft has inscriptions and a carved oak-leaf wreath draped at the top. The base has a bronze state coat of arms on the west side. Overall height is 11 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square with apex tops.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by 5th Pennsylvania Reserves from the night of July 2, 1863 to the close of the battle in which they protected the Federal left.
When was this photograph taken? August 17, 2008
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Summit of Big Round Top, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
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.
The 5th Pennsylvania Reserves was also known as The 34th Infantry. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Fisher’s Brigade in Crawford’s Division of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Lt. Col. George Dare (1836-1864). Store keeper from Huntingdon. Wounded at Fredericksburg. Killed on May 6, 1864 in the battle of the Wilderness.
Number Engaged: 334
Casualties: 2 wounded
Raised: Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lycoming, and Union counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Harrisburg June, 1861. Ordered to point on State line opposite Cumberland, Md., June 22; thence moved into West Virginia in support of Lew Wallace. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 8. Attached to 1st Brigade, McCall’s Pennsylvania Reserves Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, McCall’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Pennsylvania Reserves Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June 26, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty at Tennallytown, Md., until October 10, 1861, and at Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va., until March, 1862. Expedition to Grinnell’s Farm December 6, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell’s advance on Falmouth April 9-19. Duty at Fredericksburg until June. Moved to White House June 11-13. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines’ Mill June 27; Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Join Pope August 16-26. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battles of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24; 1863. Ordered to Washington, D.C., February 6. Duty in the Defenses of Washington and Alexandria until June 25. Joined Army of Potomac in the field. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Alexandria until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Harris Farm May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Left front May 31. Mustered out June 13, 1864. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 127 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 209.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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