The Artillery Reserve, 1st Regular Brigade was also known as Ransom’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1912.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished smooth sea-green granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? 36′ by 36′ base. Weight: 300 Pounds. Height 5’4″. Tablet measures 4 feet by 3 feet 8 inches.
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 sea-green granite pedestal with a square base. Base tapers to a smaller dimension at the tablet. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.
What does it honor? One of 74 Union brigade monuments erected at Gettysburg by the United States War Department to describe the movements and itinerary of each Union brigade of the Army of the Potomac. The monuments were designed by E.B. Cope. Many of the inscription tablets were made of bronze melted down from Civil War cannons.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST REGULAR BRIGADE
Capt. Dunbar R. Ransom
1st U. S. Battery H
Lieut. Chandler P. Eakin Lieut. Philip D. Mason
July 2. And 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.
3D U. S. Batteries F and K
Lieut. John G. Turnbull
July 2. Engaged on Emmitsburg Road on right of the Smith House.
July 3. On and near Cemetery Ridge.
4th U. S. Battery C
Lieut. Evan Thomas
July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Ridge on left of Second Corps.
5th U. S. Battery C
Lieut. Gulian V. Weir
July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Ridge and in front on left of Second Corps.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer 12 Men Wounded 4 Officers 49 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 68
When was this photograph taken? May 30, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located west side of Hancock Avenue near Pennsylvania Memorial.
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: Capt. Dunbar R. Ransom (1831-1897).