Monument Monday, July 15, 2019

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Since the past two Monument Mondays have featured monuments on the first and second day's fields of action at Gettysburg, while we're still in July I thought it would be appropriate to close with some of the many monuments along Cemetery Ridge, focal point for Pickett's Charge of July 3, 1863. Above, looking south along the ridge towards the Round Tops in the background center can be seen, among others, l.-r. the monument to the U. S. Regulars, the State of Pennsylvania, the 2nd Minnesota Regiment, and in the foreground the 72d Pennsylvania.

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Looking north along Cemetery Ridge is the equestrian statue of Federal commanding General George Meade and Second Corps brigade commander Brig. Gen. Willard Webb who led the defense in this sector of the front. Below, a closer look at the Meade statue.

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Above, a monument to a Pennsylvania cavalry regiment.

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Above, one of the newest statues is that of acting Second Corps and division commander Gen. John Gibbon; below, the Angle.

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