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Monument to the state of Delaware at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? April 29, 2000. What is it made out of? Plaques: bronze; Foundation: Vermont granite. What size is it? Foundation: approx. 11 x 8 ft. Who made it? Tunison, Ron, 1946- , sculptor. Dayton, Richard, architect. What does it depict? An 11 x 8 ft. foundation that rises into a pillar of Vermont granite adorned on the front with a bronze relief plaque depicting Delaware’s First Regiment repelling Pickett’s Charge on Cemetery Ridge. On the back of the stone is a bronze inscription plaque listing 691 Union soldiers from Delaware. At the base of the memorial is an inscription memorializing both the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. The memorial was installed by the Delaware Civil War Society, a non-profit group formed with …Read More...
The First Delaware Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Installed Dec. 1885. Dedicated June 10, 1886. What is it made out of? Brandywine blue rock granite. What size is it? Approx. 7 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Davidson, Thomas, sculptor. Miller, William N., contractor. What does it depict? Brandywine blue rock granite. A rough granite shaft adorned on each side with a trefoil symbol. Monument is a two-part granite shaft with a cross gable cap that has Flemish ends and set on a 3.6 foot square base. The shaft has combined rough cut, tooled edge, and polished surface with incised letters. Position marker is 2.6×9 foot and 1.05 foot high. What does it honor? The …Read More...
The Second Delaware Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? June 10, 1886. Relocated 1909. What is it made out of? Monument: Brandywine blue granite; Base: Brandywine blue granite. What size is it? Dedicated June 10, 1886. Relocated 1909. Who made it? Davidson, Thomas, fabricator. Miller, William N., contractor. What does it depict? Rough hewn granite marker with smooth faced triangular section on front with text inscription, and capped top with trefoil design on front. Monument is a 2.2 foot square rough granite shaft with an apex cap set on a 3.6 foot square rough hewn base. Overall height is 7.9 foot. The shaft has a polished inscription panel on the south and a trefoil design on all sides of the cap. Position marker is rough sided …Read More...