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Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren Standing Statue, h(sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Gerhardt, Karl 1853-1940  Search this
Founder:
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Gouverneur Kemble  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone boulder
Type:
-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Little Round Top Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated Aug. 8, 1888
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
KARL GERHARDT SC. HARTFORD, CONN. 1888 / HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO (On plaque on front of base:) LED TO THIS SPOT/BY HIS MILITARY SAGACITY ON JULY 2, 1863/GENERAL GOUVERNEUR KEMBLE WARREN/THEN CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC./DETECTED GENERAL HOOP'S FLANKING MOVEMENT/AND BY PROMPTLY ASSUMING THE RESPONSIBILITY/OF ORDERING TROOPS TO THIS PLACE, SAVED THE KEY/OF THE UNION POSITION./PROMOTED FOR GALLANT SERVICE/FROM THE COMMAND OF A REGIMENT IN 1861 THROUGH/SUCCESSIVE GRADES TO THE COMMAND OF THE 2ND ARMY/OF THE 5TH ARMY CORPS IN 1864./MAJOR GENERAL WARREN NEEDS NO EULOGY./HIS NAME IS ENSHRINED IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN./THIS STATUE/IS ERECTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE VETERAN/ORGANIZATION OF HIS OLD REGIMENT, THE 5TH NEW YORK/VOLS.DURYEE ZOUAVES IN MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED COMMANDER./DEDICATED AUGUST 8TH 1888 signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
A standing portrait of General Warren holding binoculars in his raised proper right hand. The sculpture rests on a boulder atop Little Round Top near the Union line later occupied by the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. General Warren is portrayed looking over the battlefield as he did on July 2, 1863 when he ordered the Union troops to defend Little Round Top from advancing Confederate troops.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Binoculars  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001090
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11906