About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1910. The last monument was completed on December 19, 1910.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished smooth red Maine granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? 3.8 feet x 3.4 feet diameter base. Height 5’4″. Tablet measures 4 feet by 3 feet 8 inches and weighs 300 pounds. Overall weight is 3000 pounds.
Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department.
What does it depict? Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.
What does it honor? One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments. Designed by E. B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Some of the tablets were made from melted down Civil War cannon. The tablets describe the itinerary and movements of each brigade.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
STUART’S CAVALRY DIVISION
Major R. F Beckham Commanding
Breathed’s Virginia Battery
Chew’s Virginia Battery
Griffin’s Maryland Battery
Hart’s South Carolina
McGregor’s Virginia Battery
Moorman’s Virginia Battery
July 3. These batteries were not permanently attached to the cavalry brigades but were sent to them when needed Breathed’s Battery with Brig. General W. H. F Lee’s Brigade Chew’s Battery Brig. General W. E. Jones’ Brigade Griffin’s Battery with the Second Army Corps Hart’s Battery attached to the Washington Artillery with the Army Trains McGregor’s Battery with Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton’s Brigade Moorman’s Battery no report.
Casualties not reported.
When was this photograph taken? December 15, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. East Cavalry Field, Rummel Woods.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.