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The 11th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade was also known as Ames’ Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Barlow’s Division of the Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1912. What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished smooth sea-green granite. Plaque: Bronze. What size is it? 36′ by 36′ base. Weight: 300 Pounds. Height 5’4″. Tablet measures 4 feet by 3 feet 8 inches. 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 sea-green granite pedestal with a square base. Base tapers to a smaller dimension at the tablet. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of …Read More...
The Twenty Fifth and Seventy Fifth Ohio Infantry Regiments are honored by two monuments, one on Barlow’s Knoll and one on East Cemetery Hill, at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 13 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 10 in. x D. 6 ft. 10 in. Who made it? Fox, Thomas, sculptor. What does it depict? Marker on a low base is topped with a draped Union flag. Monument is a smooth faced granite shaft with an apex top of a carved flag and set on a 6.10 foot square rough hewn base. The shaft has incised inscriptions on three sides. Overall height is 13.7 feet. …Read More...
The One Hundred Seventh 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: blue Westerly granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. 11 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. x 4 ft. 9 in. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, sculptor. What does it depict? Rectangular monument with an apexed cap stands on a square base. The Corps’ crescent insignia appears in relief on the front and rear sides of the cap. Base is stepped with the lower part 7×4.4 foot. Overall height is 4.6 foot. Flanking markers are 1.6 foot square. Left and right flank markers are located behind a house on Hillcrest Avenue. What does it honor? Indicates position held by 107th Ohio July 1, 1863 from 2:30-4:00, …Read More...
The Seventeenth Connecticut Infantry is honored by two monuments, one on Barlow’s Knoll and one on Wainwright Avenue, and a memorial flagpole at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Installed June 24, 1884. Dedicated July 1, 1884. What is it made out of? White granite. What size is it? Approx. 7 x 5 x 8 ft. Who made it? Curtis, W. H., sculptor. What does it depict? Sarcophagus-like sculpture contains four plaques which list the names of the thirty-five men in the 17th Connecticut Infantry killed during the battle of Gettysburg. A relief of the Connecticut coat of arms also appears on the front face of the piece. This is one of 8 monuments on the battlefield dedicated to Connecticut troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign, and was reportedly the first XI Corps monument erected on …Read More...