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11th New Jersey Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Fabricator:
Smith Granite Company  Search this
Medium:
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 Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated June 20, 1888
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
SMITH GRANITE CO. WESTERLY R.I. (On right:) THIS STONE/MARKS THE SPOT/REACHED BY THE/RIGHT OF THE REGIMENT/THE LEFT EXTENDING/TOWARDS THE SOUTH-EAST/THE POSITION WAS HELD/UNDER A SEVERE FIRE/WHICH KILLED OR DISABLED/NEARLY THREE FIFTHS OF THE/REGIMENT INCLUDING EVERY/OFFICER PRESENT ABOVE/THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT/NUMBER ENGAGED 275/KILLED 31, WOUNDED 109/MISSING 12, TOTAL 152/OF THE MISSING/SIX ARE SUPPOSED/TO HAVE BEEN KILLED (On left:) 11TH NEW JERSEY VOLS./COL. ROBERT MCALLISTER/1ST BRIG. 2D DIV. 3D CORPS/JULY 2, 1863/MUSTERED IN AUG. 18, 1862/MUSTERED OUT JULY 1865/ENGAGED IN 29 BATTLES/ERECTED BY/THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY/1888 unsigned Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
A huge book draped with a flag on which a soldier's cap rests. The inscriptions are incised on the front and back cover of the book.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA002007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344307