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
HILL’S CORPS ANDERSON’S DIVISION
Patterson’s Wingfield’s Ross’ Batteries
Three Napoleons Two 20 Pounder Parrotts Three 10 Pounder Parrotts
Four 3 Inch Navy Parrotts Five 12 Pounder Howitzers
July 23. Took part in the battle.
July 4. Remained in position near here and about sunset began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses Killed 3 Wounded 21 Missing 6 Total 30
Ammunition expended 1082 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 36.
When was this photograph taken? May 31, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on East side of West Confederate Avenue, South of McMillan Woods.
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: Major John Lane (1837-1914). More about this officer. (will open a pop up window).
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. John Lane (will open a pop up window).
Hill’s Corps, ANV at Gettysburg
HILL’S CORPS – Anderson’s Division – Mahone’s Brigade – Perry’s Brigade – Posey’s Brigade – Wilcox’s Brigade – Wright’s Brigade – Lane’s Battalion – Heth’s Division – Archer’s Brigade – Brockenbrough’s Brigade – Davis’ Brigade – Pettigrew’s Brigade – Garnett’s Battalion – Pender’s Division – Lane’s Brigade – Perrin’s Brigade – Scales’ Brigade – Thomas’ Brigade – Poague’s Battalion – Artillery Reserve – McIntosh’s Battalion – Pegram’s Battalion
Georgia at Gettysburg
INFANTRY – 2nd Infantry – 2nd Battalion – 3rd Infantry – 3rd Sharpshooters – 4th Infantry – 7th Infantry – 8th Infantry – 9th Infantry – 10th Infantry – 11th Infantry – 12th Infantry – 13th Infantry – 14th Infantry – 15th Infantry – 16th Infantry – 17th Infantry – 18th Infantry – 20th Infantry – 21st Infantry – 22nd Infantry – 24th Infantry – 26th Infantry – 31st Infantry – 35th Infantry – 38th Infantry – 44th Infantry – 45th Infantry – 48th Infantry – 49th Infantry – 50th Infantry – 51st Infantry – 53rd Infantry – 59th Infantry – 60th Infantry – 61st Infantry – Cobb’s Legion – Phillips Legion :: CAVALRY – Cobb’s Legion – Phillips Legion :: ARTILLERY – Milledge – Pulaski – Sumter (Co. A, B, and C) – Troup