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The Twenty Ninth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: white granite; Base: white granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 9 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. x 2 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. W. 9 ft. 11 in. x D. 4 ft. 6 in. (8 tons). Who made it? McGinn, Patrick, sculptor. Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Monument has an apexed cap and stands on a tiered base. On the front face is a bas-relief which depicts a camp tent with various weapons and other military accouterments. These include a drum, knapsack, muskets with bayonets, cartridge box and canteen. Monument is a two-part granite shaft set on a 9.11×4.6 foot rough cut base. The lower …Read More...
The Sixth Ninth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 3, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze reliefs; Base: polished and rough-hewn granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 20 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 6 in. x D. 5 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Burk, Joseph E., sculptor. What does it depict? Monument that has ten company markers. Ten granite company markers are one foot square, connected by a chain. Shaft stands on a polished pedestal and a rough-hewn base. A Coat of Arms for the State of Pennsylvania is affixed to the plinth. Decorative elements include the Corps insignia, Irish lyre and United States flags. What does it honor? The sculpture indicates the position held by the 69th …Read More...
The Sixty Sixth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument and a stone to a fallen officer at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Concord granite; Base: granite on a boulder. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 12 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 7 in. Who made it? J. McElwaine (Firm), fabricator. What does it depict? Shaft with a decorative apex cap stands on a tiered base and a natural boulder. Decorative relief elements include crossed muskets, a cartridge box and stars. Monument is a three-part granite shaft with a curvilinear top and set on a 5.7 foot square base. The lower part of the …Read More...