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1st Minnesota Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Fjelde, Jacob 1859-1896  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-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 South Hancock Avenue Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Installed 1893. Dedicated July 2, 1897
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On each side of base, top step:) MINNESOTA (On bronze plaque, front of base:) L'etoile du Nord (On bronze plaque, right side of base: description of units engaged in battle on July 2, 1863) (On bronze plaque, back of base:) First Regiment/Minnesota Vols/1st Brigade 2nd Div./2nd Corps/April 29 1861 May 4 1864 (list of units and engagements) unsigned
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Summary:
Atop a tall square base stands a bronze figure of a infantryman advancing toward the enemy with his rifle raised. The granite base is adorned on the side with a bronze relief plaque depicting a group of infantrymen engaged in battle. The front of the base is adorned with a bronze seal. The base rests on three steps.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Architecture--Military--Battlefield  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001112
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11927