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

Pennsylvania Remembers

 

— Gettysburg National Military Park —

 
Pennsylvania Remembers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2021
1. Pennsylvania Remembers Marker
Inscription.  The largest monument on the battlefield, the Pennsylvania Memorial is a symbol of respect and tribute to the thousands of Pennsylvanians who fought here, on their native soil. Ornate reliefs depict the different branches of the service: infantry, artillery, cavalry, and the signal corps. The names of citizens turned soldiers who fought on these fields are listed on 90 bronze regimental tablets. Stars signify those killed here. The Goddess of Victory and Peace, sculpted from melted bronze cannon, graces the top of the dome. The sacrifice of women on the home front is commemorated with these words: "To the Loyal Women who through four years of war, endured suffering and bereavement."

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Gettysburg veterans (above) read the bronze tablets at the 50th anniversary of the battle, July 1913.
Pennsylvania Monument construction (right), ca. 1910

 
Erected 2021 by The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 39° 

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Photographed By Karl Stelly, March 25, 2021
2. Pennsylvania Remembers Marker
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48.449′ N, 77° 14.123′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Humphreys Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. Marker is located in front of the Pennsylvania Memorial on Cemetery Ridge (Auto Tour Stop 12). 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. Pennsylvania Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Michigan Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
More about this marker. The National Park Service at Gettysburg is apparently in the process of replacing many, if not all of the old wayside exhibit markers on the battlefield. Many of the old ones are becoming worn and dirty.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled "Pennsylvania Memorial". (Submitted on April 1, 2021.) 
 
Pennsylvania Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Pennsylvania Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2021, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 13, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   2. submitted on March 31, 2021, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022