Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles commanded the Third Corps at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1901.
What is it made out of? Granite; Base: concrete.
What size is it? Approx. H. 7 ft.; Base: approx. H. 3 ft. 3 in. x W. 2 ft. 9 in.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? A square monument made of rough granite blocks is topped with a polished granite diamond symbol of the Third Corps. Monument is a rough and smooth three-course granite shaft topped by a polished Third Corps lozenge emblem in the form of a diamond that rests in a V-shaped top course and set on a 3.3×2.9 foot rough hewn base. The emblem has an inscription in the center. Overall height is 7 feet.
What does it honor? The monument marks the site where General Sickles was seriously wounded by Shrapnel about 6:00 P.M. on July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? MAJOR GENERAL/DANIEL E. SICKLES/WOUNDED/JULY 2, 1863
When was this photograph taken? February 6, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Near Trostle Barn, north side of United States Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
Commanded: Third Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Brief Biography: Maj. Gen. Daniel Edgar “Dan” Sickles (October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914) was a colorful and controversial American politician, Union general in the American Civil War, and diplomat. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he insubordinately moved his III Corps to a position in which it was virtually destroyed, an action that continues to generate controversy. His combat career ended at Gettysburg when his leg was struck by cannon fire.