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118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Fabricator:
Ryegate Granite Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite; Base: granite with bronze relief
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
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 West side of Sickles Avenue at curve of the Loop Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated Sept. 12, 1889
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On pedestal, front:) CORN EXCHANGE/18TH. PENNA. INFANTRY (On pedestal, right side:) 1ST BRIGADE/ANTIETAM TO/APPOMATTOX/TOTAL ENGAGEMENT/1500/KILLED AND MORTALLY/WOUNDED 136/WOUNDED 330/CAPTURED OR MISSING 290. (On pedestal, rear:) 1ST DIVISION/RECRUITED IN/PHILADELPHIA/MUSTERED IN/AUG. 30, 1862/MUSTERED OUT/JUNE 1, 1865 (On pedestal, left side:) 5TH CORPS/FIRST POSITION/JULY 2D/JULY 3D ON/BIG ROUND TOP/PRESENT AT/GETTYSBURG 332/KILLED 3, WOUNDED 19/CAPTURED OR MISSING 3 unsigned
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Summary:
Full-length uniformed infantryman stands atop a tapered pedestal and rough-hewn base. The figure holds his rifle vertically, with both hands around the barrel and the butt at his proper left foot. There is a bronze State Seal relief on the front of the pedestal, above the Maltese cross corps insignia.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Pennsylvania  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Emblem--Military Insignia  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001992
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344405