When was it dedicated? September 1, 1889.
What is it made out of? Granite and bronze.
Who made it? Erected by the Survivors Association of the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers and friends of Rev. Horatio S. Howell.
What does it depict? Composed of open bronze book with narrative inscription, resting on a lectern of polished red granite. 4′ high, tablet, 1’8″ x 2′. Lectern’s granite post is supported by a base of Gettysburg granite on which the bronze dedicatory tablet is mounted. An open book on a circular pedestal set within church steps.
What does it honor? Howell was born in Trenton, New Jersey and was a minister in the Presbyterian Church in northeastern Pennsylvania. He held staunch Unionist and abolitionist views. On March 13, 1862, he enlisted as the regimental chaplain of the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry in Philadelphia.
Inscription: OUR TRIBUTE/SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION OF THE 90TH PENNA VOLS/AND PERSONAL FRIENDS OF/THE LAMENTED CHAPLAIN (On book, left page:) IN MEMORIAM,/REV. HORATIO S. HOWELL/CHAPLAIN./90TH PENNA VOLS,/WAS CRUELLY SHOT/DEAD ON THESE/CHURCH STEPS ON/THE AFTERNOON OF/JULY 1ST 1863. (On book, right page:) “HE DELIVERETH ME/FROM MINE ENEMIES./YEA, THOU LIFTEST ME/UP ABOVE THOSE THAT/RISE UP AGAINST ME”/18TH PSALMS/48TH VERSE./”HE BEING DEAD YET/SPEAKETH”/HEBREWS II 4TH
When was this photograph taken? May 30, 2009.
Where is it located? Steps of the Christ Lutheran Church in the town. Located at the foot of the steps of the Christ Lutheran Church on Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg where Howell was killed.
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 moved.
Main Profile: Monument to the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.