About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1886.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 5 ft. 1 in. x 8 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Naun, Thomas, contractor.
What does it depict? Rectangular sculpture in a horizontal composition with a relief of a uniformed infantry laying face down, propped up on his elbows and firing his musket. The sculpture and base have rough-hewn surfaces. The monument cost $700.00, of which $500.00 was paid by the state of New Hampshire. Monument is a two-part stepped granite shaft with excised inscription on the lower part and a reclining infantryman in bas-relief on the upper part. It is set on a 10.4×3.8 foot rough cut stone base. Flanking markers are 1.4x.6 foot with a polished and smooth finish and chamfered edges.
What does it honor? The monument marks the position held by Company E, 1st New Hampshire Sharpshooters on July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? NEW HAMPSHIRE/COS. E, 1ST REG, F & G, 2ND REG/BERDAN’S U. S. SHARPSHOOTERS./2ND BRIG, 1ST DIV, 3RD CORPS./JULY 3, 1863
When was this photograph taken? May 30, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on Hancock Avenue near the intersection of Pleasonton 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.
The Company E, 1st United States Sharpshooters AND Companies F&G, 2nd United States Sharpshooters served as a member of Ward’s Brigade in Birney’s Division of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment
Commander: Maj. Homer R. Stoughton (1836-1902)
Number Engaged: 200
Casualties: 5 killed, 23 wounded, 15 missing
Soldiers Buried in the United States Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Charles Thatcher, Company E, B-37
- Pvt. George H. White, Company G, B-32
After Action Report: After Action Report of the 1st and 2nd Sharpshooter Regiments (will open a pop up window).
Raised: New Hampshire.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
1st U.S. Sharpshooters Company E
Mustered into United States service September 9, 1861. Left State for Weehawken, N.J., September 11, and there assigned to 1st Regiment Berdan’s United States Sharpshooters as Company “E.” (See 1st United States Sharpshooters.)
2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Company F and G
Mustered in November 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 28, 1861, and assigned to 2nd Regiment Berdan’s United States Sharpshooters as Company “F.” (See 2nd United States Sharpshooters.)
Mustered in December 10, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 10, 1861, and assigned to 2nd Regiment Berdan’s United States Sharpshooters as Company “G”. (See 2nd United States Sharpshooters.)