State of Georgia Monument (Gettysburg)

State of Georgia Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Warfield Ridge, West Confederate Avenue, South of Millerstown Road
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 56.04", -77° 15' 21.60"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg from Georgia: 13,080
  • Gettysburg Casualties from Georgia: 2,700 or 28%

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Origin: Prior to Centennial of Civil War (1961), the Georgia legislature appropriated money to construct a memorial
  • Sculptor: Harry Sellers
  • Fabricator: Marietta Memorials
  • Dedicated: September 21, 1961
  • Dimensions: Memorial: 15 feet, 6 inches by 7 feet, 7 inches by 7 feet, 7 inches
  • Description: A shaft of polished Georgia blue granite, with Georgia State seal and commemorative text, set on two-tiered lower base, atop stone base.
  • Cost: $7,500.00 in 1961
  • Additional Information: Georgia Installed Two Identical monuments at other battlefields during this era, including one at Antietam.

MONUMENT TEXT

Front of Monument
GEORGIA CONFEDERATE
- SOLDIERS -

WE SLEEP HERE IN OBEDIENCE TO LAW.
WHEN DUTY CALLED, WE CAME.
WHEN COUNTRY CALLED, WE DIED.​


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Dedication of the Georgia Monument. Mrs. Bach and Governor Vandiver laying wreaths.

RELATED LINKS
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Article Title:
State of Georgia Monument
Author:
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Original Published Date:
June 1, 2021

links to state and national monuments, and nearby landmarks Located at Gettysburg National Military Park, in Adams County, Pennsylvania (rev.6/1/21)
National Monuments
Eternal Light Peace Memorial Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial High Water Mark
Lincoln Speech Memorial Soldiers' National Monument
U.S. State Monuments
DE IN MD NY NY Auxiliary PA VT U.S. Regulars
C.S. State Monuments
AL AR DE FL GA LA MD MS NC SC TN TX VA
Union Regimentals
CT DE IL IN ME MD MA MI MN
NH NJ NY OH PA RI VT WV WI U.S. Regulars
Individual &
Commemorative
Monuments
Equestrian Monuments: Hancock Howard Lee Longstreet Meade Reynolds Sedgwick Slocum
Standing Bronze Statues:
Barlow Buford Burns Father Corby Crawford Doubleday Geary Gibbon
Greene Hays Humphreys Robinson Wadsworth Warren Webb
Wells
Other Individual Monuments:
Armistead Chapman Collis Cushing Fuller Rev. Howell Humiston Merwin
Nicholson Sickles Taylor Vincent Ward Weed & Hazlett Willard Woolson Zook
Landmarks
Black Horse Tavern Cashtown Inn Dobbin House Evergreen Cemetery Jennie Wade House Lutheran Theological Seminary
McAllister's Mill Railroad Station Sachs Covered Bridge
Thompson House David Wills House
Farms: Codori Bliss Brian
Daniel Schaefer Hummelbaugh Klingle Lady Leister McLean McPherson
Rogers Rose Rummel Sherfy Slyder Snyder Taney Trostle George Weikert Wentz
Points of Interest
New Museum & Visitor Center Benner's Hill Cemetery Hill Copse of Trees Culp's Hill
Devil's Den Peach Orchard Little Round Top
Big Round Top Sachs Covered Bridge
Spangler's Spring East Cavalry Field Soldiers' National Cemetery National Cemetery Annex

Gone But Not Forgotten: Old Museum, Visitor Center, & Electric Map Old Cyclorama National Tower
 
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