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The 2nd Volunteer Brigade was also known as Taft’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the Artillery Reserve, 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. What does it honor? …Read More...
The Fifth Battery, New York Artillery is honored by a monument and two iron tablets at Gettysburg, one on the Baltimore Pike and one in Evergreen Cemetery. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1888 or 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 2 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 5 in.; Base: approx. 8 ft. x 8 ft. 5 in. x 6 ft. 2 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Marker on a tiered, rough-hewn base is topped with a scale model of a Parrot rifled cannon. A round State Seal relief is affixed to the front. What does it honor? It indicates the position occupied by Taft’s 5th New York Battery from …Read More...
The 2nd Connecticut Artillery Battery was also known as Sterling’s Battery. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Taft’s Brigade in the Army of the Potomac’s Artillery Reserve. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? July 3, 1889. What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 4 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 5 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Unknown, sculptor. What does it depict? Rectangular monument with hipped cap stands on a rough-hewn base. Decorative relief elements include the Connecticut State Seal, crossed cannon barrels and crossed rammers over a triangular stack of cannon balls. Monument is a stepped two-part granite shaft topped with a hipped …Read More...