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MONUMENT PROFILE

  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: West Confederate Avenue south of Millerstown Road
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 52.08", -77° 15' 21.24"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg:
  • Gettysburg Casualties:

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Designer: J. B. Hill
    • Fabricator: Bruns Monumental Co.
  • Dedicated: July 2, 1963
  • Dimensions:
    • Marker: H. 14 ft. 2 in.
    • Base: W. 23 ft. x D. 3 ft. 9 in.
  • Description: Marble marker with taller central shaft flanked by two lower sections. The front of the marker has a State seal and outline of the state of South Carolina with narration and listing of South Carolina regiments at Gettysburg. The reverse has the carving of South Carolina and Confederate flags and a listing of State Commission members. The memorial sits on a Georgia granite base and is flanked by two marble benches.
  • Cost: $15,000.00 (July 1963)

MONUMENT TEXT
Title
"That men of honor might forever know the responsibilities of freedom. Dedicated South Carolinians stood and were counted for their heritage and connections. Abiding faith in the sacredness of States Rights provided their creed. Here many earned eternal glory."

"First Army Corps, Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet; McLaws Division, Kershaw's Brigade, Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw; 2nd South Carolina Infantry, 3rd South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry, 15th South Carolina Infantry, 3rd South Carolina Battalion"

"Hood's Division Artillery; German Artillery, Palmetto Light Artillery, Artillery Reserve, Alexander's Battalion, Brooks Artillery"

"Third Army Corps, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill, Pender's Division, Lane's Brigade; 1st (PA) South Carolina Infantry, 1st South Carolina Rifles, 12th South Carolina Infantry, 13th South Carolina Infantry, 14th South Carolina Infantry, Artillery Reserve, Pegram's Battery, Pee Dee Artillery"

"Cavalry, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart; Hampton's Brigade, Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton; 1st South Carolina Cavalry, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Stuart Horse Artillery, Hart's Artillery"

“There is no holier spot of ground than where defeated valor lies, by mourning beauty crowned. - Timrod"


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