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The 11th Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade was also known as Smith’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of von Steinwehr’s Division in the Eleventh 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 Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 8, 1885. What is it made out of? Sculpture: grey granite with bronze plaque; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 41 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 5 in.; Base: approx. 19 in. x 6 ft. 1 in. x 4 ft. Who made it? Flaherty, John, sculptor. What does it depict? Monument is a rough hewn granite shaft with a bronze tablet on the west side and incised inscriptions of “33″ on the north and south faces and set on a 6.4 foot wide rough hewn base. Flanking markers are 2.6×1.6 foot with two-way tops and excised letters with incised inscriptions. What does it honor? Monument marks the position held by the 33rd Massachusetts …Read More...
The One Hundred Thirty Sixth New York Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 16, 1888. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze tondo; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 11 ft.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 6 in. x D. 6 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? A tree trunk adorned with military accouterments stands on a rough-hewn pedestal on a tiered, rough-hewn base. A drum sits atop the tree. A crescent Corps insignia appears on the front and back of the base and a State Seal tondo is on the lower front of the base. Monument is a smooth cut granite shaft topped with a sculptured tree trunk with infantry supplies. Excised inscriptions …Read More...
The Seventy Third Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Installed 1887. Dedicated Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Barre granite. What size is it? Approx. 10 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? New England Granite Works, fabricator. What does it depict? Four-sided marker with a pyramidal top on a tiered, rough-hewn base. An American flag is draped on top of the monument. It was erected by the State of Ohio. The monument is a two-part shaft topped by a pyramid cap with a sculptured draped flag set on a six foot square rough cut base. The lower part of the shaft has excised polished letters and the upper part has excised polished letters on the front and polished sides contain …Read More...
The Fifty Fifth Ohio Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Amherst, Ohio silver grey sandstone; Base: Amherst, Ohio silver grey sandstone. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 12 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 1 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. x D. 6 ft. Who made it? King, R. R., sculptor. Karkadoulias Bronze Art, founder. What does it depict? Sculpture consists on a shaft on a two-tiered base. On the front face of the shaft is a uniformed soldier crouching behind a stone fence. He is firing his rifle and is kneeling on his proper right knee. The 11th Corps crescent appears at the top front. This is the site’s only sandstone monument and …Read More...