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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Memorial

 
 
Virginia Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1917.
 
Location. 39° 48.848′ N, 77° 15.019′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located at Driving Tour Stop 5 on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Storm of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion
Virginia Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 1997
2. Virginia Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  Sunday Morning at the Virginia Memorial. Photo essay from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Tablet in Front of the Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Tablet in Front of the Memorial
Virginia Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Virginia Memorial
Sign in front of the Memorial.
Virginia Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
6. The Soldiers
Virginia Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
7. Virginia Memorial Marker
Close Up of Lee image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2003
9. General Lee on Traveler
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,765 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   8, 9. submitted on November 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Jun. 28, 2022