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
LONGSTREET’S CORPS HOOD’S DIVISION
Reilly’s Bachman’s Garden’s Latham’s Batteries
Eleven Napoleons Four 10 Pounder Parrotts Two 3 Inch Rifles
One 12 Pounder Howitzer One 6 Pounder Bronze Gun
July 2-3. Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets of the several batteries. The Howitzer the Bronze gun and one 3 inch Rifle were disabled and three captured 10 pounder Parrotts substituted. July 4. On a line a little west of this until 6 P. M. then withdrew from the field. Ammunition expended 1500 rounds. Losses Killed 4 Wounded 23
When was this photograph taken? April 14, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on East side of South Confederate Avenue, South of Emmitsburg Road.
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.
Commander: Maj. Mathias Winston Henry (Nov. 28, 1838-Nov. 28, 1877).
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. M. W. Henry (will open a pop up window).
Longstreet’s Corps, ANV at Gettysburg
LONGSTREET’S CORPS – Hood’s Division – Anderson’s Brigade – Benning’s Brigade – Law’s Brigade – Robertson’s Brigade – Henry’s Battalion – McLaws’ Division – Barksdale’s Brigade – Kershaw’s Brigade – Semmes’ Brigade – Wofford’s Brigade – Cabell’s Battalion – Pickett’s Division – Armistead’s Brigade – Garnett’s Brigade – Kemper’s Brigade – Dearing’s Battalion – Artillery Reserve – Alexander’s Battalion – Eshelman’s Battalion
South Carolina at Gettysburg
SOUTH CAROLINA :: INFANTRY – 1st Infantry – 1st Rifles – 2nd Infantry – 3rd Infantry – 3rd Battalion – 7th Infantry – 8th Infantry – 12th Infantry – 13th Infantry – 14th Infantry – 15th Infantry :: CAVALRY – 1st Regiment – 2nd Regiment :: ARTILLERY – Brooks – German – Hart’s – Palmetto – Pee Dee
North Carolina at Gettysburg
1st Infantry – 2nd Battalion – 2nd Infantry – 3rd Infantry – 4th Infantry – 5th Infantry – 6th Infantry – 7th Infantry – 11th Infantry – 12th Infantry – 13th Infantry – 14th Infantry – 16th Infantry – 18th Infantry – 20th Infantry – 21st Infantry – 22nd Infantry – 23rd Infantry – 26th Infantry – 28th Infantry – 30th Infantry – 32nd Infantry – 33rd Infantry – 34th Infantry – 37th Infantry – 38th Infantry – 43rd Infantry – 45th Infantry – 47th Infantry – 52nd Infantry – 53rd Infantry – 55th Infantry – 57th Infantry :: CAVALRY – 1st Regiment – 2nd Regiment – 4th Regiment – 5th Regiment :: ARTILLERY – 1st Battery – Branch – Charlotte – Rowan