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The 11th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade was also known as Coster’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of von Steinwehr’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 …Read More...
The One Hundred Thirty Fourth New York Infantry is honored by a monument and a position marker at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 15 ft.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 8 in. x D. 6 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Monument is one of 90 in the park honoring New York troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign. Vertical monument with a pyramidal cap and topped with a minie ball finial is installed on a tiered, rough-hewn base. Bronze elements include a knapsack, cartridge box, State Seal tondo and a crescent Corps insignia. Monument is a four-part stepped granite shaft with an ornate apex …Read More...
The One Hundred Fifty Fourth New York is honored by a monument and a marker to a fallen soldier at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 1, 1890. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze reliefs; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 21 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 6 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 10 in. x 6 ft. 10 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? The monument is a nine-course structure which tapers toward the top and stands on a rough-hewn base. The shaft has a castellated, apexed cap with a polished ball at the top. There is a band of stars below the cap. The shaft is rough-hewn and the pedestal between the shaft and base is smooth. There is a …Read More...
The Twenty Seventh Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg, one on East Cemetery Hill and one on Coster Avenue. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 12, 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 10 ft. 10 in.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 8 in. x D. 5 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Vertical shaft on a tiered base is topped with a decorative apex cap with crescents. A square bronze relief of the State Seal of Pennsylvania is affixed to the upper front face. Monument is a two-part shaft of polished granite tapering to an ornate polished apex and set on a 5.8 foot square base. The lower part of the shaft has …Read More...