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

Pennsylvania State Memorial

 
 
Pennsylvania Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Pennsylvania Memorial
At 110 feet high, the monument is visible from many sections of the battlefield. The observation deck near the top was recently reopened for visitors, offering one of the best views of Cemetery Ridge and the adjacent battlefield areas.
Inscription.
(Left Front Entrance):
The
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In honor of her sons who
on this field fought for the
Preservation of the Union
July 1.2. & 3. 1863

(Right Front Entrance):
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
69 Regiments Infantry
9 Regiments Cavalry
7 Batteries Artillery
Total Present 34530
Killed and mortally wounded 1182
Wounded 3177 Missing 860

(Left Inside Plaque):
Memorial to the soldiers of Pennsylvania who fought
at Gettysburg July, 1863, erected under authority
of acts of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania
approved June 13, 1907, and February 11, 1909, by
Edwin S. Stuart
Governor of the Commonwealth

The commissioners charged with the selection of the design for the memorial and the construction of it, and who undertook the collection of the names and figures and other data theron, which, necessarily, are approximate, were
St. Clair A. Mulholland - Henry S. Huidekoper - John P. Taylor
Charles
Left Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Left Front Inscription
F. McKenna - Edward L. Whittelsey
George P. Morgan - Charles E. Quail - Edward A. Irvin
Henry H. Cumings - Jacob C. Stineman

(Right Inside Plaque):
To the Loyal Women
who through four years of war, endured
suffering and bereavement.
This tablet is dedicated
in grateful recognition of their patriotism
by the men of Pennsylvania
who served in the Army and Navy of the United
States during the War of the Rebellion.

(Right Inside Inscription):
Pennsylvania Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac
who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg
2133 Officers of whom 73 were killed or mortally wounded
32,144 enlisted men of whom 1139 wre killed or mortally wounded
Total engaged or on duty 34,247 - total killed or mortally wounded 1212

There were required in the construction of the Pennsylvania Memorial:
1252 tons of cut granite
740 tons of sand
366 tons of cement
1240 tons of broken stone
50 tons of steel
22 tons of bronze
Total 3840 tons

(Stairwell Plaque):
Memorial
Right Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Front Inscription
erected in 1910
Dedicated September 27 1910
W. Liance Cotrell Architect
Samuel A. Murray Sculptor
Harrison Granite Co. Contractors

 
Erected 1910 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.459′ N, 77° 14.11′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in a triangle formed by Hancock, Humphreys, and Pleasonton Avenues on Cemetery Ridge at 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. Pennsylvania Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Left Inside Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Left Inside Plaque
(within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania in the Civil War. Resource page with links to regimental histories, rosters, and other information concerning Pennsylvania's role in the Civil War. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Inside Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Inside Plaque
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
6. Pennsylvania Marker
Photo of the Right Inside Inscription in bronze on the Pennsylvania State Memorial
Stairwell Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. Stairwell Plaque
Front Archway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
8. Front Archway
Over each archway is a relief depicting a battle scene. The relief over the front shows the infantry in action. On each side of the reliefs are names of commanders from Pennsylvania in the battle. On the front are the names of General Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, and General Reynolds, commander of the First Corps.
Left Side Archway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
9. Left Side Archway
On the left side archway is a depiction of artillery in battle. Seen here are the names of Generals Crawford (Third Division, Fifth Corps), Rowley (temporally commanding Third Division, First Corps), Pleasonton (Cavalry Corps commander), and Gibbon (Second Division, Second Corps).
Right Side Archway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
10. Right Side Archway
Over the right side is a scene in relief of cavalry in action. Commanders listed on this side are Generals Birney (First Division, Third Corps), Geary (Second Division, Twelfth Corps), Humphreys (Second Division, Third Corps), and Hays (Third Division, Second Corps).
Back Archway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
11. Back Archway
Over the back archway is a depiction of a Signal Corps detachment in operation. Generals Hancock (Second Corps commander) and Gregg (Second Division, Cavalry Corps) are mentioned on this side.
President Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
12. President Lincoln Statue
Pennsylvania State Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 2011
13. Pennsylvania State Memorial Marker
This is the gorgeous bronze statue that is on top of the dome of the memorial.
Pennsylvania State Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 2011
14. Pennsylvania State Memorial Marker
This is the door to the stairways that takes you to the viewing area of the memorial. It is on your left as you enter the main entrance into the memorial.
Governor Curtin Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
15. Governor Curtin Statue
Statue of General Meade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
16. Statue of General Meade
General Reynolds image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
17. General Reynolds
General Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
18. General Hancock
General Birney image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
19. General Birney
General Pleasonton image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
20. General Pleasonton
General Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
21. General Gregg
Base of Monument Showing the Regimental Panels image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
22. Base of Monument Showing the Regimental Panels
Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
23. Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address appears on a panel below President Lincoln's statue.
General Officers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
24. General Officers
Listing of the general officers from Pennsylvania who served at Gettysburg.
118th Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
25. 118th Pennsylvania
One of the bronze regimental panels. Each lists the names of the men present at Gettysburg with that regiment. Stars indicate those killed or mortally wounded. Note also one correction made with the panel.
Inside Columns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
26. Inside Columns
The Cavalry Regiment panels face the interior of the monument. Above each set are lists of brigade commanders at Gettysburg who hailed from Pennsylvania. Those include: McIntosh, Dana, Sweitzer, Coulter, Schimmelfennig, Biddle, Tippin, Kane, Brooke, McCandless, Stone, Fraser, Neill, McKeen, Muhlenburg, and J. Irvin Gregg.
Warning Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
27. Warning Plaque
Plaque inside the stairwell of the memorial.
Northwest view from the observation platform. image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
28. Northwest view from the observation platform.
Northwest view plaque on observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
29. Northwest view plaque on observation deck
Northeast view from the observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
30. Northeast view from the observation deck
Northeast view plaque on the observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
31. Northeast view plaque on the observation deck
Southwest view from the observation platform. image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
32. Southwest view from the observation platform.
Southwest view plaque on the observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
33. Southwest view plaque on the observation deck
Southeast view from the observation platform. image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
34. Southeast view from the observation platform.
Southeast view plaque on the observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
35. Southeast view plaque on the observation deck
Pennsylvania State Memorial approaching dusk in August image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
36. Pennsylvania State Memorial approaching dusk in August
Visitors on monument and observation deck.
 
 
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