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Several More Examples at Gettysburg:
6th New York Independent Artillery
Rev. William Rollinson, July 4th, 1891, during the dedication address would comment:
"Unveil, then, your monument to-day on the spot where twenty-eight years ago, grimed with smoke and dust of battle, you stood to defend the laws and government of the country that you loved. Here let it stand through summer's heat and winter's cold, to declare the part you took in a war made sacred by its object. It will remain, when you are gone, a silent witness for you; and what it will repeat and what its fellow monuments will say to the visitor of this scene."
The 6th NY Indp. Artillery monument (located along the Taneytown Road just North of Meade's Headquaters on the west side) is often overlooked. The bronze bas-relief showing the 6th NY going into position is one of the most detailed on the field. Note how the sculptors added a sense of motion as the wheels on the cannon appear to be rotating.
Below you will find additional photos of this great bronze.
Note the artilleryman with the raised hat holding on to the reins
Notice the determined features of the artillerymen as they advance towards their position.
The bronze was cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co. of New York in 1891. (If you enlarge the photo you can see more clearly the foundry information)
The sculptors Beattie & Brooks produced the clay bas-relief in 1890.
Battery K, 1st New York Artillery
This battery would fire 89 rounds during the fighting at Gettysburg and suffered 7 men wounded. Depicted in the bas-relief is the gun being sponged while another round is brought to the barrel for loading. Sculptor S. J. O'Kelly would produce this relief.
126th New York Infantry Monument
Col. Eliakim Sherrill bronze bas-relief (located on front of monument) mortally wounded July 3rd, 1863.
Sculptor Caspar Buberl.
90th Pa Infantry Monument located in Zeigler's Grove
Note the detail in the oak leaves that surround the canteen as well as the canteen itself. The cover on the canteen has texture depicting cloth, as well as stiching around the edges. The center of the canteen is "dented" to show use. (note the canteen strap is gone due to vandalism)
54th New York Infantry Monument
Depicted on the monument is Color Sergt. Henry Michel, the 3rd color bearer lost. The monument is "erected on the very point" where Michel was lost.
Sculptor Caspar Buberl created this wonderful and historic bronze but never signed his work.
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