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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Memorial

 
 
Virginia Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Virginia Memorial
The 41 foot tall Memorial cost Virginia $50,000 when dedicated.
Inscription.
General Robert E. Lee
Mounted on "Traveller"

The group represents various types who left civil occupations to join the Confederate Army. Left to right; a professional man, a mechanic, an artist, a boy, a business man, a farmer, a youth.

Dedicated June 6, 1917 Sculptor, F.W. Sievers

(Inscription across the base of Monument):
Virginia to her Sons at Gettysburg
 
Erected 1917 by State of Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 48.848′ N, 77° 15.019′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at Driving Tour Stop 5 on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion
Virginia Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1997
2. Virginia Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Sunday Morning at the Virginia Memorial. Photo essay from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tablet in Front of the Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Tablet in Front of the Memorial
Virginia Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Virginia Memorial
Sign in front of the Memorial.
Virginia Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. Virginia Memorial
Looking from the front, with Lee, Traveler, and the soldiers facing the Federal lines on Cemetery Ridge. The sign at the base warns of a $500 fine for anyone defacing the Memorial.
The Soldiers Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
6. The Soldiers
Virginia Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
7. Virginia Memorial Marker
Close Up of Lee Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1997
8. Close Up of Lee
The statue was cleaned in the early 2000s with the appearance greatly restored.
General Lee on Traveler Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
9. General Lee on Traveler
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   8, 9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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