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143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Fabricator:
Smith Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Crippen, Ben  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite with bronze relief; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
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 side of Chambersburg Pike, west of Reynolds Avenue Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated Sept. 11, 1889
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA2039, 1989.
Image on file.
(Incised on rear:) THIS MONUMENT MARKS RIGHT OF/FIRST POSITION JULY 1ST 1863,/FACING NORTH AND SECOND POSITION/FACING WEST WHICH THE REGIMENT/HELD FROM 11:00 A.M./UNTIL FIRST CORPS FELL BACK/LEFT POSITION ON SEMINARY RIDGE/RIGHT RESTING ON RAILROAD CUT/JULY 2D & 3D/REGIMENT WAS IN LINE ON LEFT CENTRE/(Further details of the battle, casualties and mustering history follow) unsigned
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Summary:
The monument is a large upright marker with rough-hewn edges. Sgt. Ben Crippen is the uniformed color bearer on the front in high relief. The full-length figure holds a flag on a pole in his proper right hand. His proper left hand is clenched in a fist. The flag drapes behind his proper right shoulder. The Pennsylvania Coat of Arms is affixed to the upper right corner.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Pennsylvania  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Occupation--Military--Sergeant  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Emblem--Coat of Arms  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001609
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341565