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The 6th Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade was also known as Russell’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Wright’s Division in the Sixth 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 of …Read More...
The Forty Ninth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 12 1/2 ft.; Base: approx. 52 in. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator. Gorham Manufacturing Company, founder. What does it depict? A shaft on a three-sided base, stands on a two-tiered, rough-hewn lower base. There are reliefs of upright muskets affixed to each corner of the shaft, and a state coat of arms relief on the front. Atop the shaft is a three-sided finial with the Corps insignia of a Greek cross on each face. The whole is capped with a kepi. Monument is a triangular granite shaft capped with …Read More...
The Sixth Maine Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 3, 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: red and white granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 21 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. Who made it? Hallowell Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Columnic shaft stands on a rough-hewn base. The second course of the shaft is fluted. At the top is a four-sided Greek cross, the 6th Corps insignia. Monument is a three-course granite shaft topped with a Greek Cross on four sides and set on a 5.2 foot square rough hewn base. The second course of the shaft is fluted. It has incised inscriptions on the east and …Read More...
The One Hundred Nineteenth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg, one on Howe Avenue and one on Big Round Top. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 22, 1888. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze relief; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 11 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 9 in.; Base: approx. 20 in. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? Ferguson (Firm), fabricator. What does it depict? Tapered, castellated monument stands on a low, rough-hewn base. Relief elements include a knapsack with infantry accouterments and a bronze State Seal, both on the front. The monument is topped with a four-sided Greek cross, the insignia of the VI Corps. Monument is a rough and polished granite shaft with an apex cap …Read More...
The Fifth Wisconsin Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? June 30, 1888. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 14 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 3 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. x D. 4 ft. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Monument consists of two-tiered rough-hewn base, polished and rough-hewn shaft and a finial of the Corps insignia of the Greek cross. Monument is a granite shaft topped with the Sixth Corps Greek Cross and set on a 6×4.6 foot rough hewn double base. The shaft has polished panels with inscriptions. Overall height is 14.2 feet. Flanking markers are 1.6×1.2 foot with flat tops that contain raised polished letters. What does …Read More...