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Battery K, 1st New York Battery, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
O'Kelley, S. J.  Search this
Fabricator:
Frederick & Field  Search this
Medium:
Granite with bronze reliefs
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 Hancock Avenue Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated July 2, 1888. Relocated April 1903
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On front, below relief:) BATTERY K./1ST N.Y. LIGHT ARTILLERY./(11TH NEW YORK INDEPENDENT BATTERY ATTACHED)/ARTILLERY RESERVE (On reverse:) BATTERY K,/(FITZHUGH'S)/HELD THIS POSITION/JULY 3RD 1863, AND ASSISTED/IN REPELLING PICKETT'S CHARGE./CASUALTIES, WOUNDED 7./ORGANIZED AT FORT PLAIN, N.Y./MUSTERED IN OCT. 10TH 1861./PRINCIPAL ENGAGEMENTS/BOLIVAR HEIGHTS,/BEVERLY FORD,/RAPPAHANNOCK STATION/CHANCELLORSVILLE,/GETTYSBURG,/MINE RUN/MUSTERED OUT JUNE 20TH 1865 unsigned
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Summary:
Monument consists of pictorial reliefs affixed to a rounded marker which stands on a sloped, two-course base. The main relief depicts a battle scene, in which artillerymen are loading a cannon. Above this relief is round New York State Seal. The monument has rough-hewn surfaces.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA002032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344421