Monument to the state of Louisiana at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? June 11, 1971.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: polished green granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 22 ft.; Female figure: approx. H. 10 ft. 6 in.; Recumbant male figure: approx. L. 9 ft.; Base: approx. 3 ft. x 9 ft. 10 in. x 9 ft. 10 in.
Who made it? De Lue, Donald, 1897-1988, sculptor. Unknown (Italy), founder.
What does it depict? A female figure representing Peace and Memory, floats above a recumbent male artilleryman, with the Confederate battle flag clutched to his heart. She blows a trumpet over his dead body, and her proper right arm is outstretched above her head. The soldier portrayed is from the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. The monuments female figure is over 10 feet in height, while the fallen soldier below her is 9 feet long. The monument has a total height of about 22 feet. Some theorize that the female figure is intended to represent St. Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen.
How is it inscribed? 1971 LOUISIANA/July 1-2-3/1863 LOUISIANA STATE MEMORIAL. This memorial was erected by the State of Louisiana to honor her sons who fought and died at Gettysburg July 1-2-3 1863. In particular it memorializes the 2300 infantrymen of Hays and Nicholl’s Louisiana Brigades. The cannoneers in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans and those in the Louisiana Guard Madison and Donaldsonville Artillery Batteries. Dedication plaque on back given by State of Louisiana under administration of John McKeithen signed.
When was this photograph taken? December 10, 2006.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 West Confederate Avenue, near Warfield Ridge and Pitzer Woods.
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.