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The 3rd Corps, Artillery Brigade was also known as Randolph’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac. The brigade is honored by two monuments, one at the Peach Orchard and one on Sickles Avenue. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Circa 1912. Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department. What does it depict? Oddly, the Third Corps artillery has two monuments at Gettysburg. The first is in the Division/Corps style, a rectangular upright rough hewn monument with bronze plaque affixed to the front. The second is the much more standard bronze marker with a square stone base. Marks the position and action of the brigade. Rough-hewn monolith, 4’2″x2′, 7′ high. Bronze inscription tablet, 3’8″x3’6 3/4″ …Read More...
The First New Jersey Artillery Battery B is honored by a monument and a marker at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? June 30, 1888. What is it made out of? Monument: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. 14 ft. x 5 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Granite monument with sculpted reliefs of napoleon tubes and sponge and rammers. The granite monument has a tapered top decorated with stars and is topped by a granite ball. Monument is a three foot square polished and smooth granite shaft topped with a conical cap and granite ball and set on a 5.2 foot square smooth base. The shaft contains incised inscriptions and sculptured half reliefs of napoleon tubes, sponge and rammers. What …Read More...
The Fourth New York Independent Artillery Battery 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: bronze; Base: Quincy granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. 9 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft.; Base: approx. 12 ft. x 6 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. 9 in. Who made it? Buberl, Caspar, 1834-1899, sculptor. Power, Maurice J., 1838-1902, fabricator. What does it depict? A standing figure of an artilleryman with his proper right foot resting on a cannon tube and his proper right hand holding a cannon tamper vertically beside him. The sculpture stands atop a tall square base that is adorned on the front with a bronze inscription plaque and a bronze plaque depicting the corps …Read More...
The First New York Artillery Battery D is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888. What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite. What size is it? Monument: approx. 11 ft. 2 in. x 7 ft. x 4 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. x 8 ft. x 5 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Monument that has two flanking markers and two bronze twelve-pound Napoleon cannons. Granite monument topped by a polished granite sphere. On the front of the monument is a bronze relief of a carriage wheel, two half-cannon tubes, bails and rammers, and bronze corps badge. The monument has a tiered base. Overall height is eleven foot. The shaft has a bronze state …Read More...
The Fourth United States Artillery, Battery K is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Erected between 1907 and 1908. What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished red Jonesboro Granite. Plaque: Bronze. What size is it? 24 by 50 inches and 7 feet high. Who made it? Van Armitage Granite Company What does it depict? One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6′x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze. What does it honor? Locates positions occupied by Seeley’s Battery K, 4th US during Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. How is it inscribed? Monument reads, ARMY OF THE …Read More...
The First Rhode Island Battery E is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 2, 1886. What is it made out of? Granite. What size is it? Approx. 7 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 10 in.; Base: approx. H. 4 ft. x D. 4 ft. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? A square granite monument incised on the front with an image of two crossed cannon tampers and a pile of cannon balls. What does it honor? The monument marks the spot where the battery was moved on July 2, 1863, between 2:00 and 3:00 P.M. It fired on Confederate batteries in the woods on Warfield Ridge and later dueled with an advanced Confederate battery, possibly Taylor’s, until it was silenced …Read More...