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Almost every unit present at Gettysburg on the Union side erected some sort of monument or memorial. These regiments and batteries are the exceptions; the following Union regiments and artillery batteries were part of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign but are not honored by any monument on the battlefield. 33d New York Infantry Neill’s Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps The 33d New York Infantry (the “Ontario Regiment”) was represented by only a detachment at Gettysburg. They were unofficially attached to the 49th New York Regiment (and were officially added to the 49th at a later date). The 33d detachment was commanded by Capt. Henry J. Gifford (1836-1909). They suffered no loss during the battle. Unit History: Organized at Elmira, N. Y, and mustered in July 3, 1861, to date May 22, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. …Read More...
The First Rhode Island Artillery, Battery A is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 12, 1886. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 48 x 34 x 34 in.; Base: approx. 12 x 54 x 54 in. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Tapered monument stands on a rough-hewn base. Polished imaged on the front is a wheel with crossed rammers and an anchor with the Rhode Island motto, “Hope.” The finial is an elongated trefoil, the corps insignia. Monument is a two-part stepped granite shaft with a trefoil design on the cap and set on a 4.6 foot square base. The shaft has incised inscriptions on the north and south sides and a polished granite crest …Read More...
The First Rhode Island Artillery Battery B is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 12, 1886. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Westerly granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 8 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. 15 x 47 x 49 in. Who made it? Flaherty, John, sculptor. What does it depict? Monument is a three-part granite shaft with alternating smooth and rough cut topped with a rough cut cube and set on a rough cut 3.7 foot square base. The shaft has a finished center with incised lettering on the front and rear. Overall height is 8.6 feet. Position marker is 1.2×9 foot. What does it honor? The sculpture is sited on the position held by Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery …Read More...
The Second Rhode Island Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 12, 1886. What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite. What size is it? Monument: approx. H. 9 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. x 5 ft.; Bronze adornment: approx. W. 2 ft. x D. 2 ft. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Granite monument topped by bronze infantry accouterments, including drum and wreath. Monument is a smooth granite shaft, 2.10 foot square that is topped with a bronze sculpture of infantry accouterments and set on a rough hewn 4.6 foot square base. Overall height is 9.4 foot. An inscription and carved state seal is located on the west face. What does it honor? 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...