Masonic Memorial (Friend to Friend).
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Copyrighted 1993. Capstone laid Aug. 21, 1993.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 4 x 8 x 5 ft.; Base: approx. Diam. 15 ft.
Who made it? Tunison, Ron, 1946- , sculptor. Tallix, founder. Erected by the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.
What does it depict? A kneeling Union officer is tending to a wounded Confederate officer. The wounded figure is reclining against a knapsack. The sculpture stands on a rectangular base, which in turn, stands on a circular base. There are benches around the monument and steps on each side leading to a walkway which surrounds the piece of three sides. The whole is surrounded by a semi-circular wall with the names of 29 states incised on each panel.
What does it honor? The memorial depicts a kneeling Union officer — Henry Bingham of Hancock’s staff — tending to wounded Confederate General Lewis Armistead.
How is it inscribed? FRIEND TO FRIEND/A BROTHERHOOD UNDIVIDED.
When was this photograph taken? March 24, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. It is in the Auxiliary section of the National Cemetery.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been materially altered or moved.
Other Commemorative Monuments at Gettysburg
Cavalry Field Monument – GAR Monument – Gettysburg Address Monument – Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association – Gettysburg National Military Park – High Water Mark Monument – Masonic Monument – MOLLUS Monuments – Pardee Field Monument – Peace Light Monument – Soldiers National Monument – Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy – Womens Monument