Monument to the state of Georgia at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 21, 1961.
What is it made out of? Memorial: polished Georgia blue granite; Base: stone.
What size is it? Memorial: approx. 15 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 7 in. x 7 ft. 7 in.
Who made it? Sellers, Harry, sculptor. Marietta Memorials, fabricator.
What does it depict? A shaft, with Georgia State seal and commemorative text, set on two-tiered lower base, atop stone base. It is located on Warfield Ridge at the point where Semmes’ Georgia Brigade formed on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. It was from here that Brigade launched their attack on the wheatfield, Devil’s Den, and the Round Tops. The monument consists of Georgia blue granite. Georgia erected identical memorials on the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam. Identical inscriptions and carving on West and East faces, the word “Georgia” at top, State seal and dedicatory inscription.
What does it honor? The Georgia Monument is located here as a tribute to the Georgians who served at Gettysburg including many in Longstreet’s Corps.
How is it inscribed? GEORGIA CONFEDERATE/SOLDIERS/WE SLEEP HERE OBEDIENCE TO LAW:/WHEN DUTY CALLED, WE CAME WHEN COUNTRY CALLED, WE DIED
When was this photograph taken? June 16, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West Confederate Avenue near Warfield Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
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.