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The 2nd Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade was also known as Kelly’s Irish Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Caldwell’s 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 New York Irish Brigade (63rd, 69th, and 88th New York) is honored by a monument and two position stones (one to the 63d New York and the 69th New York) at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888. What is it made out of? Monument: Quincy granite and Standard bronze; Base: stone. What size is it? Overall: approx. 19 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. 2 in. x 8 ft. Who made it? O’Donovan, William Rudolf, 1844-1920, sculptor. Power, Maurice J., 1838-1902, contractor. Duncan, John Hemingway, 1855-1929, architect. What does it depict? A polished granite shaft with inset bronze carved in the shape of a traditional Celtic Cross. At the top of the cross is the trefoil symbol of the 2nd Army Corps. Beneath it are five medallions with the numeric designation of the …Read More...
The Twenty Eighth Massachusetts Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1885. What is it made out of? Monument: granite; Eagle: marble; Base: stone. What size is it? approx. 13 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. x 5 ft. Who made it? Brady, T. M., sculptor. Ford, A., sculptor. What does it depict? Granite shaft topped by a marble eagle. The shaft is decorated with the U.S. shield, an Irish harp, a trefoil design, the flags of the Irish Brigade and the U.S. flag crossed, and shield of a person with bow and arrows. The monument cost $500.00. Monument is a three foot square granite shaft with a flat top that contains a sculptured marble eagle and set on a five foot square rough hewn base. The shaft has scotia molding …Read More...