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About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? It was originally dedicated as the first regimental monument in 1883; moved to present location in 1889. What is it made out of? Granite. What size is it? Monument is a granite monolith, 1.9 foot square on a 2.10 foot base. Overall height is six foot. What does it depict? Monument is a granite monolith, 1.9 foot square on a 2.10 foot base. Overall height is six foot. Inscription is cut into the west face of the shaft. The granite sphere that once adorned the top has been removed. Placed on rock where Brig Gen Weed fell mortally wounded on July 2, 1863, and Lieutenant Hazlett assisting him fell killed across Weed’s body. What does it honor? Placed by the regiment to denote the spot where General Weed, commanding the Brigade, and …Read More...
The 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade was also known as Weed’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Ayres’ 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 One Hundred Fifty Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1889. What is it made out of? Figure and monument: granite: Tablet: bronze. What size is it? Overall: approx. 15 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft. x 6 ft. Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Figure of a zouave loading his musket tops a tiered pedestal which sits atop a boulder. A former private from F company was chosen as the model for the zouave statue. His name was Samuel W. Hill. It has incised inscriptions and acanthus-type cornice. Flanking markers are flat topped, one foot square. The state appropriation money was used to erect this statue; the base was paid for by the regiment’s Veteran Association. Monument’s total cost was $3,000.00. What …Read More...
The Ninety First Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 12, 1889. What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze tablet. What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 25 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. x 7 ft. Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Height is 25 feet. Castellated tower consisting of sub-base and three tiers of granite block courses. The monument is decorated with three inset polished text panels, and a V Corps Maltese Cross finial tops the tower. Overall height is 25.6 foot. There are three inset panels with inscriptions. Flanking markers are flat topped one foot square. It was the second monument erected to the 91st Pennsylvania and was dedicated on September 12, 1889. This monument is difficult and …Read More...
The One Hundred Forty Sixth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1888 or 1889. What is it made out of? Memorial: Quincy granite with bronze adornments; Base: stone. What size is it? Memorial: approx. 6 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 10 in. x 45 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. 10 in. x 9 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 6 in. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Monument consists of a rectangular block with ridged cap and carved mini ball cornice, decorated with bronze New York State Seal on the front; and Maltese Cross on the back. Dedicated in late 1888 or 1898, it marks the location held by the 146th Infantry unit on the 2nd of July 1863. Overall height is 8.4 …Read More...
The One Hundred Fortieth New York Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? 1889. What is it made out of? Monument: granite and bronze; Base: stone. What size is it? Overall: approx. 8 ft. x 7 ft. x 5 ft. 8 in. Who made it? Hamilton, J. G., sculptor. Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Rectangular block monument with inset bronze tondo relief portrait of Col. Patrick H. O’Rorke, on front; State Seal and Maltese cross on back. Monument that has two flanking markers. Monument is a rough hewn granite shaft with an apex top on a rough hewn base, 7×5.8 foot. Overall height is 7.3 foot. Bronze inscription tablets on the north and south sides. Bronze portrait relief of Colonel Patrick O’Rourke on the west side 2.2 foot …Read More...