State of Delaware Monument (Gettysburg)

State of Delaware Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Taneytown Road near site of the old Cyclorama building
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 48' 57.96", -77° 13' 57.00"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg: 485
  • Gettysburg Casualties: 160 or 33%

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artist: Ron Tunison & Richard Dayton
  • Dedicated: April 29, 2000
  • Dimensions: Foundation: 11 feet x 8 feet
  • Description: An pillar of Vermont granite adorned on the front with a 5' X 6' bronze relief plaque depicting Delaware's First Regiment repelling Pickett's Charge on Cemetery Ridge. On the back of the stone is a bronze inscription plaque listing 691 Union soldiers from Delaware. At the base of the memorial is an inscription memorializing both the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought at Gettysburg.
  • Cost: $200,000 (April 2000)
  • Remarks: The memorial was installed by the Delaware Civil War Society, a non-profit group formed with the intent of establishing a memorial to honor of those from Delaware who fought at Gettysburg.

MONUMENT TEXT

From the base on the Rear:
DELAWARE AT GETTYSBURG

THE FIRST AND SECOND DELAWARE INFANTRY REGIMENTS ARRIVED ON THE BATTLEFIELD EARLY ON JULY 2 AND TOOK POSITIONS IN THE FEDERAL LINE ALONG CEMETERY RIDGE. THAT DAY, BOTH UNITS DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN FIERCE FIGHTING. THE FIRST DEFENDED THE BLISS FARM. AND THE SECOND HELPED TO HOLD THE WHEATFIELD AGAINST THE CONFEDERATE ATTEMPT TO TURN THE FEDERAL LEFT FLANK ON JULY 3. THE TWO REGIMENTS PLAYED KEY ROLES IN REPULSING LEE'S ASSAULT. THEY EACH LOST NEARLY A QUARTER OF THEIR MEN AT GETTYSBURG AND WERE COMMENDED FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE. THREE SOLDIERS RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR HEROISM UNDER FIRE AND TWO FOR THE CAPTURE OF REGIMENTAL COLORS. ON JULY 5, THE FIRST AND SECOND DELAWARE, WITH THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, LEFT GETTYSBURG IN PURSUIT OF LEE'S ARMY.
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THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO ALL DELAWAREANS
WHO FOUGHT AT GETTYSBURG, BOTH UNION AND CONFEDERATE.​


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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Detail of the Bronze Relief on the Delaware Monument
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Gettysburg Daily, June 22, 2012.


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citation information The following information is provided for citations.
Article Title:
State of Delaware Monument (Gettysburg)
Article Subject:
Civil War Monuments, Structures, & Other Points of Interest
Author:
Mike Kendra, @CivilWarTalk
Website Name:
CivilWarTalk.com
URL:
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/state-of-delaware-monument-gettysburg.165304/
Publisher:
CivilWarTalk, LLC
Original Published Date:
January 6, 2020

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