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Pardee Field Monument. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1905-1906. What is it made out of? Granite or sandstone boulder with bronze plaque and letters. What size is it? Approx. 6 ft. x 11 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Marker is a twenty-two ton boulder with a bronze tablet on the north end and bronze letters spelling “Pardee Field” on the west side. Overall height is 6 feet. Granite or sandstone boulder with bronze plaque and letters. This is one of 2 known boulders relocated from areas outside Gettysburg; it came from the Reading Railroad yards. The boulder was installed in August 1905 and the west face lettering was added in 1906. What does it honor? It commemorates the attack made by the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry …Read More...
The One Hundred Forty Seventh Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument, a secondary monument, a company marker, and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? October 13, 1885 What is it made out of? Sculpture: light brown granite with polished facades; Base: boulder with bronze relief. What size is it? Approx. 35 x 36 x 22 in. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Star-shaped monument, insignia of the 12th Corps, is set atop a natural boulder. A relief of the State Coat of Arms is affixed to the front of the boulder. Monument is a 6.5×3 foot smooth cut granite star with an incised inscription on the rear and a regimental symbol incised on the front, and set on a rock foundation containing a bronze medallion. Flanking markers …Read More...
The Fifth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument, a bronze tondo, and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: white granite; Base: granite. Tondo: bronze. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 11 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. x 3 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 11 in. x D. 5 ft. 11 in. Who made it? J. McElwaine (Firm), fabricator. What does it depict? Monument consists of a vertical rectangular marker with a decorative apexed cap and a two-tiered base. A relief of a crossed musket and Union flag is on the front face. The 12th Corps star insignia appears on each face of the cap. At the top are two knapsacks with bedrolls which lean together to form the apex. An …Read More...