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The Fifth Pennsylvania Reserves is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 1890. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze tablet; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 11 ft.; Base: approx. Diam. 17 ft. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Cylindric monument with pyramidal top stands on round rough-hewn base. A sculpted oak-leaf wreath is draped at the top, and a square relief of the State Seal is affixed to the base, in front. Monument is large, cylindrical granite shaft with a conical top set on a seventeen foot circumference, circular rough hewn base. The shaft has inscriptions and a carved oak-leaf wreath draped at the top. The base has a bronze state coat of arms on the west side. Overall …Read More...
The First Pennsylvania Reserves is honored by a monument and a secondary monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 1890. What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze tablet; Base: stone. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 9 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. x D. 5 ft. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Monument consists of short cylindrical granite obelisk with raised “book” panels inscribed with historical text, set atop four-course rock-faced base, on rock-faced sub base. On the front of the monument is a bronze Pennsylvania Seal. On the back of the base is a Maltese Cross. Monument is a cylindrical granite shaft, 10.3 foot in circumference, set on a five foot square, four-course rough hewn base. Overall height is 9.4 foot. The shaft has …Read More...
The Twelfth Pennsylvania Reserves is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? September 1890. What is it made out of? Sculpture: polished and rough-hewn pink granite with bronze elements; Base: rough-hewn pink granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 12 ft. x Diam. 222 in.; Base: approx. 15 in. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Columnar monument with alternately rough-hewn and smooth surfaces and an apexed top. Reliefs on the front include the iron cross Corps insignia and the Pennsylvania State Seal. Monument has two flanking markers. The shaft has inscriptions incised in the polished courses and a state seal appears on the west side. Overall height is 18.5 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square with apex tops. How is it inscribed? …Read More...