About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? May 27, 2000.
What is it made out of? Bronze and granite.
Who made it? Bill Beckwith, Sculptor. Erected by the 11th Mississippi Memorial Association.
What does it depict? The sculpture depicts a color bearer, stepping out on the march toward the stone wall. Monument consisting of granite base, rough cut tapered sides and polished, smooth cut top, approx 5′ wide by 12′ +/- deep by 4′ high with tapers approx 6″ in. Bronze plaques applied to four faces.
How is it inscribed? The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, under the command of Col. Francis M. Green and Maj. Reuben O. Reynolds, formed west of the tree line on Seminary Ridge behind Maj. William Pegram’s Battalion of Artillery and immediately south of McMillan’s Woods on July 3, 1863. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Color Sgt. William O’Brien of Company C, memorialized on this monument, raised the colors and the regiment stepped forward. Although clusters of men reached the stone wall near Brian’s Barn, the attack was driven back with heavy loss, and the remnants of the regiment reformed in this vicinity.
When was this photograph taken? March 26, 2012.
Where is it located? Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, on West Confederate Avenue. Located near the North Carolina State Monument on Seminary Ridge.
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.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: August 17, 2007.
Location: Bryan Barn on Cemetery Ridge off of Hancock Avenue. This monument is denoted on the map above by a red pushpin.
Description: Denotes the regiment’s furthest advance in the July 3, 1863 assault. The side of the memorial facing the stonewall and Hancock Avenue has a bronze version of the regiment’s battle flag. The side facing Seminary Ridge contains a plaque with inscription. The inscription reads in part: July 3, 1863. The 11th Mississippi Infantry regiment, with its ranks growing thinner at every step, advanced with the colors to the stone wall near the Brian Barn. View Monument Details.
Commander: Col. Francis M. Green (1823-1864). Lawyer in Oxford. Mortally wounded at Spotsylvania.
Number Engaged: 394
Casualties: 110 killed, 193 wounded, 37 captured.
Raised: Lafayette, Coahoma, Chickasaw, Neshoba, Lowndes, Noxubee, Monroe, and Carroll counties.