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The Fifth Battery, New York Artillery is honored by a monument and two iron tablets at Gettysburg, one on the Baltimore Pike and one in Evergreen Cemetery. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1888 or 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 2 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 5 in.; Base: approx. 8 ft. x 8 ft. 5 in. x 6 ft. 2 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Marker on a tiered, rough-hewn base is topped with a scale model of a Parrot rifled cannon. A round State Seal relief is affixed to the front. What does it honor? It indicates the position occupied by Taft’s 5th New York Battery from …Read More...
Civil War Women’s Monument. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? November 16, 2002. What is it made out of? Bronze. Who made it? Ron Tunison, Sculptor. What does it depict? Seven-foot bronze sculpture located 50 feet southwest of the historic cemetery gatehouse in Evergreen Cemetery. Honors Elizabeth Thorn, (1832-1907), a civilian. Thorn was an immigrant from Germany. At the time of the battle she was serving as the caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery because her husband Peter was off serving in the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Her parents and two sons under the age of six were living with her in the Cemetery gatehouse at the time of the battle. Despite being six-months pregnant, she helped to bury over ninety Union soldiers killed at Gettysburg. When was this photograph taken? October 1, 2006. Where is it located? Gettysburg National Military …Read More...