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The Second Brigade was also known as Smyth’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Hays’ 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 of the unit. This particular …Read More...
The One Hundred Eighth New York Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 4, 1888. What is it made out of? Westerly granite; Relief plaque: bronze. What size is it? Approx. 11 ft. x 6 ft. 6 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 6 1/2 in.; Base: approx. W. 9 ft. 6 in. x D. 6 ft. Who made it? Barr, R. D., sculptor. Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? A trefoil-shaped granite monument carved on the front with a relief depicting a battlefield scene of a soldier lying in the foreground with a rifle in his hand and an artilleryman standing in the background aiming a cannon. Above the battlefield scene is a round bronze relief plaque depicting the state seal. Monument is a two-part rough cut granite …Read More...
The Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry is honored by a monument and two position stones (house and barn sites) at Gettysburg, both located at the Bliss Farm. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 3, 1884. What is it made out of? Sculpture: battlefield granite with white bronze plaques; Base: rough-hewn granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 7 ft. 9 in.; Die: approx. 4 x 3 x 3 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 7 in. x D. 5 ft. 7 in. Who made it? Flaherty, John, sculptor. What does it depict? Square tiered monument with rough-hewn base and topped at the apex with a trefoil form. Monument is a two part Gettysburg granite shaft with a pyramidal cap with trefoil and set on a 5.7 foot square base. The first part of the shaft contains an incised …Read More...
The Twelfth New Jersey Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Dedicated May 26, 1886. Relief plaque cast: 1892. What is it made out of? Granite; Relief plaque: bronze; Base: stone. What size is it? Approx. 10 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 1 in.; Relief plaque: approx. H. 2 ft. x W. 2 ft. 9 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Reilly, M., carver. Beattie & Brooks, fabricator. Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder. What does it depict? A granite shaft topped by a granite representation of a musket ball resting on three buckshots. A bronze relief plaque on the front of the monument depicts the soldiers of the …Read More...
The First Delaware Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Installed Dec. 1885. Dedicated June 10, 1886. What is it made out of? Brandywine blue rock granite. What size is it? Approx. 7 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Davidson, Thomas, sculptor. Miller, William N., contractor. What does it depict? Brandywine blue rock granite. A rough granite shaft adorned on each side with a trefoil symbol. Monument is a two-part granite shaft with a cross gable cap that has Flemish ends and set on a 3.6 foot square base. The shaft has combined rough cut, tooled edge, and polished surface with incised letters. Position marker is 2.6×9 foot and 1.05 foot high. What does it honor? The …Read More...