Major General Henry W. Slocum commanded the Twelfth Corps at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 19, 1902.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: Barre granite; Foundation: concrete and Gettysburg granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 15 ft. 6in.; Base: approx. L. 11 ft. 9 3/4 in. x W. 4 ft.
Who made it? Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923, sculptor. Zabriskie, A. J., designer. Gorham Manufacturing Company, founder. C. E. Tayntor & Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? An equestrian portrait of General Slocum standing on the knoll where he directed the movements of his soldiers in the XII Corps. The general is depicted holding his hat in his proper right hand and holding the horse’s reins in his proper left hand. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base adorned with two bronze inscription plaques. The granite base was designed by A. J. Zabriskie and was constructed Tayntor & Company. The base consists of Gettysburg granite.
When was this photograph taken? February 26, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Steven’s Knoll near Culp’s Hill, 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.
Commanded: Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
Brief Biography: Maj. Gen. Henry Warner Slocum (September 24, 1827 – April 14, 1894), was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. During the war, he was one of the youngest major generals in the Army and fought numerous major battles in the Eastern Theater and in Georgia and the Carolinas. Controversy arose from his conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was accused of indecision and a dilatory advance to the battlefield, earning him the derogatory nickname “Slow Come”.
Supplemental Materials: After Action Report of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum (will open a pop up window).