Pardee Field Monument.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1905-1906.
What is it made out of? Granite or sandstone boulder with bronze plaque and letters.
What size is it? Approx. 6 ft. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? Marker is a twenty-two ton boulder with a bronze tablet on the north end and bronze letters spelling “Pardee Field” on the west side. Overall height is 6 feet. Granite or sandstone boulder with bronze plaque and letters. This is one of 2 known boulders relocated from areas outside Gettysburg; it came from the Reading Railroad yards. The boulder was installed in August 1905 and the west face lettering was added in 1906.
What does it honor? It commemorates the attack made by the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on Steuart’s Brigade across this field about 5:00 a.m. on July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? AT 5 A.M. THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-/SEVENTH PENNA. VOLUNTEERS (LT. COL. ARIO PARDEE, JR.)/WAS ORDERED TO CHARGE AND CARRY THE STONE/WALL OCCUPIED BY THE ENEMY. THIS THEY DID IN/HANDSOME STYLE, THEIR FIRING CAUSING HEAVY/LOSS TO THE ENEMY WHO THEN ABANDONED/THE ENTIRE LINE OF THE STONE WALL./REPORT OF BRIG. GENERAL JOHN W. GEARY/COMMANDING 2ND DIVISION 12TH CORPS
When was this photograph taken? September 20, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Geary Avenue, Culp’s Hill area, 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.
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