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The 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade was also known as Carroll’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Alexander Hays’ Division in the Second 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 …Read More...
The Eighth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? September 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite. What size is it? Approx. 12 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. 15 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. Who made it? King, R. R., sculptor. New England Granite Works, fabricator. What does it depict? A granite shaft adorned at the top with a bronze sculpture of a soldier’s cap, canteen, knapsack, and blanket roll resting on top of a drum. Each side of the shaft features carved images of a row of stars, a trefoil, and a column. Monument is a multi-part smooth and polished granite shaft topped with a bronze knapsack, drum, …Read More...
The Fourteenth Indiana Infantry is honored by a monument and two position stone (denoting the right and left advanced flanks of the regiment) at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 28, 1885. What is it made out of? Sculpture: limestone; Base: limestone. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 13 ft. x 4 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. 9 in.; Base: approx. W. 7 ft. 5 in. x D. 7 ft. 5 in. Who made it? McKain, A. A., sculptor. What does it depict? Monument is a tapered four-part limestone shaft with each part separated by a deep chisel cut, topped by the company logo and set on a 7.5 foot square rough cut base with tooled edge. The lower part of the shaft has the excised company name and incised inscriptions on the front and …Read More...
The Seventh West Virginia Infantry is honored by a monument and three position stones at Gettysburg (one on East Cemetery Hill, one on Wainwright Avenue, and one at Meade’s headquarters). About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 28, 1898. What is it made out of? Figure: granite; Base: granite with bronze elements. What size is it? approx. 15 ft. x 72 in. x 45 in. Who made it? W. E. Spragg Granite and Marble Works, fabricator. What does it depict? Full-length figure of a uniformed Union soldier stands atop a tall tiered base. The figure wears a long caped coat, cap and mustache. He holds his rifle in front of him, with both hands around the barrel, the butt by his proper left foot. What does it honor? Erected by the State of West Virginia, this monument marks …Read More...
The Fourth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument and a position marker at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? September 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Zinc. What size is it? Approx. 10 ft. x 87 in. x 87 in. Who made it? Laird, Peter B., designer. Monumental Bronze Company, founder. W. N. Miller, Deatrich & Rumner, contractor. What does it depict? Ornate pedestal stands on a simulated rough-hewn base. Relief elements on the pedestal include a State Seal, eight crossed flags, an eagle with four crossed flags and weapons and three crossed rifles. A uniformed sentry figure and shaft stands on top of the pedestal. Commissioned for $2,500 by the Veteran’s Association of the 4th Ohio, this monument is one of 20 honoring Ohio troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign. It is …Read More...