Major General John Sedgwick Monument (Gettysburg)

Major General John Sedgwick Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Sedgwick Avenue
  • Leader of: 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac :tinyus34:
    • Strength: 13,600 men, 48 guns
    • Casualties: 27 killed; 185 wounded; 30 missing; 242 total
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 46.32", -77° 14' 2.04"
  • Biography: John Sedgwick
MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Sculptor: Henry K. Bush-Brown
    • Founder: Philadelphia’s Bureau Brothers Foundry
    • Carver: Davis Granite Company
    • Fabricator: Norcross Brothers
  • Artist's Model Approved: November 1910
  • Dedicated: June 19, 1913
  • Base Material: Stony Creek Granite
  • Dimensions:
    • Sculpture: H. 15 ft.
    • Base: 6 ft. x 12 ft. x 5 ft. 6 in.
  • Cost: $25,000 appropriated by the Sedgwick monument committee after forming in May 1907
  • Description: A bronze equestrian portrait of General Sedgwick and his mount, Handsome Joe, soon after their arrival on the battlefield during the afternoon of July 2, 1863. The general is shown looking over the battlefield toward the Wheatfield and Sherfy Peach yard. The general wears his hat and carries his sword on his left side. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular Stony Creek granite base adorned with bronze plaques. It is installed near the location of Sedgwick's headquarters during the battle.
MONUMENT TEXT
Inscription South Side:
ERECTED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE SERVICE
GIVEN TO THE NATION BY HER HONORED SON

JOHN SEDGWICK
LOYAL CITIZEN, ILLUSTRIOUS SOLDIER
BELOVED COMMANDER

Inscription North Side:
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
IN COMMAND OF
THE SIXTH CORP ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, GETTYSBURG,
THE WILDERNESS, AND SPOTSYLVANIA
BORN AT CORNWALL, CONN. SEPTEMBER 13TH 1813
KILLED AT SPOTSYLVANIA, VA. MAY 9TH 1864


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Dedication Day June 19th, 1913

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Base pre-equestrian installed.


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Article Title:
Major General John Sedgwick Monument (Gettysburg)
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Original Published Date:
June 2, 2021

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