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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: West Confederate Avenue
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 48' 8.64", -77° 15' 21.24"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg:
  • Gettysburg Casualties:

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Sculptor: Donald De Lue
    • Founder: Fondary Art V. Lera
  • Dedicated: October 19, 1973
  • Dimensions:
    • Overall: H. 16 ft. 2 in.
    • Base: 5 ft. 2.5 in. x 7 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 10.5 in.
  • Description: A bronze sculpture of two soldiers of Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade are represented during their charge over the Shefy and Trestle farms on July 2, 1863. One soldier lies wounded bearing a flag and leaning against a tree stump. A second soldier, swinging a musket over his shoulder and grasping the barrel end with both hands, steps over the fallen soldier. The sculpture is mounted on a polished granite base.
  • Cost:
  • Remarks: This monument stands where General Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade began their charge into the Peach Orchard on July 2nd and represents the hand-to-hand fighting of that desperate day. The color-bearer has fallen mortally wounded and his comrade steps over his body, using his clubbed musket to defend the fallen flag.

MONUMENT TEXT
Title
"On this ground our brave sires fought for their righteous cause; in glory they sleep who give to it their lives; to valor, they gave new dimensions of courage; to duty its noblest fulfillment; to posterity, the sacred heritage of honor."

"Presented by The State of Mississippi to The National Gettysburg Military Park Administration, of Governors John Belle Williams and William L. Waller"


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Article Title:
State of Mississippi Monument (Gettysburg)
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Original Published Date:
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