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The 5th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade was also known as Sweitzer’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Barnes’ Division in the Fifth 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 Thirty Second Massachusetts Infantry is honored by a monument and a bronze plaque at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Oct. 1885. What is it made out of? Monument: granite; Base: stone. What size is it? Overall: approx. 6 ft. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? Spaulding, S. G., sculptor. What does it depict? Granite monument in the shape of a camp tent. Inscriptions are incised into the polished roof of the tend. Granite monument is in the shape of a camp tent on a six foot square base. Overall height is six foot. Inscriptions are incised into the polished tent roof. Flanking markers have gable tops with inscriptions on the polished faces, 1.6×8 foot. What does it honor? Dedicated on Oct. 8, 1885, it marks the position held by the 32nd Infantry …Read More...
The Sixty Second 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? Granite with bronze elements. What size is it? Overall: approx. 15 ft. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. Who made it? H. Oursler & Sons, fabricator. What does it depict? Monument is comprised of a tiered base, chamfered die with incised inscriptions, a shaft with the 5th Corps insignia and a bronze State Seal tablet. A relief element on a sloped surface above the die contains crossed swords, and hat and the Bible. Monument is a three foot square smooth granite shaft with an apex top set on a 5.6 foot square rough hewn base. Overall height is fifteen feet. The shaft is chamfered with incised inscriptions, …Read More...
The Ninth Massachusetts Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Erected June 1885. What is it made out of? Monument: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 11 ft. x W. 3 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Unknown, fabricator. What does it depict? The monument consists of a granite monolith with cross-gable cap, topped by carved Maltese cross with state’s coat-of-arms in relief. Base consists of a 3.8 foot boulder. Overall height is eleven foot. Inscriptions are cut into all faces. Flanking markers are double-slanted, 1.6×8 foot. What does it honor? The monument marks the location of the 9th Infantry regiment on the night of July 2, 1863 and on July 3, 1863. How is it inscribed? During the battle of Gettysburg the Ninth Regt. was detached …Read More...
The Fourth Michigan Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? What is it made out of? Granite. What size is it? Approx. 13 ft. x 78 in. x 60 in. Who made it? Lorado Taft, sculptor. What does it depict? Granite memorial with sculpted relief of a color bearer on the front. The soldier stands holding the flag at his proper left side, a cannon behind him. Monument is 6.7×4.4 foot composed of seven rough hewn granite courses with an apex top. Overall height is 10.4 foot. There are polished inscription panels on the north face and a relief of an infantryman and gun on the south side. The flanking markers are apex topped with inscriptions on the south face, one foot square. What does it honor? Marks position held by …Read More...