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

Warren

 
 
Warren Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Warren Statue
General Warren is said to have stood on this boulder on July 2 to observe the surrounding battle lines. The memorial uses the rock as its base.
Inscription. Led to this spot by his military sagacity on July 2, 1863
General Gouverneur Kemble Warren
Then Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac detected General Hood's flanking movement and by promptly assuming the responsibility of ordering troops to this place saved the key of the Union position.

Promoted for gallant services from the command of a regiment in 1861, through successive grades to the command of the 2nd Army Corps in 1863, and permanently assigned to that of the 5th Army Corps in 1864.
Major General Warren needs no eulogy
his name is enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen.
This statue is erected under the auspices of the veteran organization of his old regiment, the 5th New York Vols. Duryee Zouaves in memory of their beloved commander.
Dedicated August 8th 1888

 
Erected 1888 by Veterans of the 5th New York Volunteers.
 
Location. 39° 47.551′ N, 77° 14.198′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Close up of Plaque on Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Close up of Plaque on Boulder
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Signal Corps U.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); 146th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Eye of General Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fishhook (within shouting distance of this marker); The Valley of Death (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General Gouverneur Warren & Little Round Top. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Warren Statue. Entry from Gettysburg Daily discussing the monument and a bit about General Warren's impact on the battle. Of note, the statue is due for a "cleaning" to remove the patina forming on the bronze. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Warren Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Warren Inscription
"Warren" is inscribed on the boulder at the statue's feet. The sign above the inscription reads:
Visitors forbidden on this rock.
See tablet on front of rock.
<i>then</i> Chief of Engineers: Brig.Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren the "Hero of Little Round Top." image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. then Chief of Engineers: Brig.Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren the "Hero of Little Round Top."
Little Round Top commanded the lower end of the battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Little Round Top commanded the lower end of the battlefield
Gen. Warren USA, commanded this vantage point. Smokey conditions made it extremely difficult for the Signal Corps flagman to initially function.
Field Glasses of Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2009
6. Field Glasses of Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren
These glasses, on display at the United States Military Academy at West Point, were used at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brevet Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren. The above statue shows Warren holding these binoculars.
The Warren Rock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
7. The Warren Rock
The statue stands at the northern end of the walking path on the crest of Little Round Top.
Warren Observing the Confederate Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. Warren Observing the Confederate Lines
Warren, with binoculars in hand, is portrayed as observing the lines of battle on July 2, 1863. This vista is one of the most photographed on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Warren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
9. Warren Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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