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

Unity Park

 
 
Unity Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
1. Unity Park Marker
Inscription.  During the three-day Battle of Gettysburg, Union and Confederate skirmishers occupied this park area, turning it into a virtual no man’s land. Union forces occupied grounds south of here, toward cemetery hill and Confederate forces held positions to the north in many of the town’s buildings and homes. Unity Park now stands in the space occupied by the opposing armies, and symbolizes the return of unity and peace to our once warring and divided country.

Unity Park features symbolism from the America Civil War. The statue has been sculpted and case in Pennsylvania, representing the north. The pedestal of the statue was mined from a quarry in Georgia and crafted in the south. There are two paths from the north and two from the south that unite in the center. The park’s benches feature customer ends fabricated in the north; while the seat material was manufactured in the south. The park features the flags of the Union and Confederacy with the current flag of the United States in the middle. The boxwood shrubs and flags represent the thirty-six states that composed the Union and the end of the Civil War.

The statue is dedicated
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to all musicians who served America. The drummer boy was chosen to raise awareness to the many underage boys who enlisted during out nations’ Civil War. During this time, the minimum age for a musician to join the army was twelve; and thousands of young boys served both the North and the South during the conflict.

Unity Park’s goal is to educate visitors on the role of music during the Civil War. Music was used by both armies as a vital form of communication and organization. Music was also used to motivate the armies as they went into battle and console them in loss. There are several recorded accounts of how music inspired unity.

Unity begins with “U”. Eagle Scout Project by Andrew Philip Adam Boy Scouts of America – Troop 88 New Birth of Freedom Council Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 2015

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Unity Park
A memorial to American musicians and the many young people from both the North and the South who sacrificed and endured so much for our country.
May their devotion and service inspire and influence future generations of Americans toward unity and peace.
Proudly made in America by Americans with American materials.
 
Erected 2015.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
Unity Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
2. Unity Park Marker
War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 2015.
 
Location. 39° 49.521′ N, 77° 13.822′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Lefever Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Unity Through Music (here, next to this marker); Communications Through Music (here, next to this marker); History of American Field Music (here, next to this marker); Dr. Rufus Benjamin Weaver (a few steps from this marker); The Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Gettysburg's "Common School" (within shouting distance of this marker); "if anyone showed himself…" (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street: An Historic Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Unity Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
3. Unity Park Marker
Drummer Boy Statue at Unity Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2023
4. Drummer Boy Statue at Unity Park
History of American Field Music Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
5. History of American Field Music Marker
Communications Through Music Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
6. Communications Through Music Marker
Unity Through Music Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 4, 2016
7. Unity Through Music Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on June 10, 2023, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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