Major General Henry W. Slocum Monument (Gettysburg)

Major General Henry W. Slocum Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Stevens Knoll, North side of Slocum Avenue
  • Leader of: XII Corps, Army of the Potomac :tinyus34:
    • Strength: 10,700 men, 20 guns
    • Casualties: 205 killed; 810 wounded; 65 missing; 1,080 total
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 8.76", -77° 13' 28.56"
  • Biography: Henry W. Slocum
MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Sculptor: Edward Clark Potter
    • Designer: A. J. Zabriskie
    • Founder: Gorham Manufacturing Company
    • Fabricator: C. E. Tayntor & Company
  • Dedicated: September 19, 1902
  • Dimensions:
    • Sculpture: 15′ 6″ tall
    • Base: 16′ tall, L. 11 ft. 9 3/4 in. x W. 4 ft.
    • Statue Weight: 7,300 pounds
  • Base Material: Barre Granite
  • Cost: $29,941.57
  • Description: A bronze equestrian portrait of General Slocum standing on the knoll where he directed the movements of his soldiers in the XII Corps. The general is depicted holding his hat in his proper right hand and holding the horse's reins in his proper left hand. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular Barre granite base adorned with two bronze inscription plaques.
MONUMENT TEXT
Right Side:

MAJOR GENERAL
HENRY WARNER SLOCUM, U.S.V.
1826-1894
—-
IN COMMAND OF THE RIGHT WING
OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
AT THE
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
JULY 1, 2, 3, 1863

—-
“STAY AND FIGHT IT OUT”
GEN. SLOCUM AT COUNCIL OF WAR JULY 2, 1863
ERECTED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1902

Left Side:
MAJOR GENERAL HENRY WARNER SLOCUM, U.S. VOLS.

CADET U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY JULY 1, 1848. 2ND LIEUT.
FIRST ARTILLERY JULY 1, 1852. 1ST LIEUT. MARCH 3, 1855. RESIGNED
OCTOBER 31, 1856.

COL. 27TH N.Y. INFANTRY MAY 21, 1861. SEVERELY WOUNDED
BULL RUN JULY 21, 1861. BRIG. GEN’L. OF VOLUNTEERS AUGUST 9, 1861.
ASSIGNED TO COMMAND OF 2ND BRIGADE, FRANKLIN’S DIVISION,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC SEPTEMBER 4, 1861 AND TO COMMAND OF
THE 1ST DIVISION, 8TH CORPS MAY 18, 1862.

MAJ. GEN’L. U.S. VOLS. JULY 4, 1862. ASSUMED COMMAND OF
12TH CORPS OCTOBER 20, 1862. TEMPORARILY COMMANDED THE RIGHT
WING OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, CONSISTING OF THE 5TH, 11TH,
AND 12TH CORPS APRIL 28-30, 1863. IN COMMAND OF THE RIGHT
WING OF THE UNION ARMY COMPOSED OF THE 5TH AND 12TH CORPS
AT GETTYSBURG JULY 1, 2, 3, 1863.

RELINQUISHED COMMAND OF THE 12TH CORPS APRIL 18, 1864
AND ON APRIL 27, 1864 ASSUMED COMMAND OF THE MILITARY DISTRICT
OF VICKSBURG, WHICH HE HELD UNTIL AUGUST 14, 1864.

ASSUMED COMMAND OF THE 20TH CORPS AUGUST 27, 1864
AND THE LEFT WING OF SHERMAN’S ARMY KNOWN AS THE ARMY OF
GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 11, 1864. ASSIGNED IN ORDERS DATED JUNE 27,
1865 TO COMMAND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
HEADQUARTERS AT VICKSBURG WHICH HE HELD UNTIL RELIEVED SEPTEMBER
18, 1865 AND ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1865 GEN’L. SLOCUM RESIGNED FROM
THE ARMY AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED.​


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Dedication Day Photo, Sept 19, 1902


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LOC Photo, c.1902-1906


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Article Title:
Major General Henry W. Slocum Monument (Gettysburg)
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Original Published Date:
June 2, 2021

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