by sculptor Ron Tunison of Cairo, New York
Located on the east side of the old Cyclorama parking lot along the Taneytown Road.
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Dedicated: April 29th, 2000
Bronze bas-relief by sculptor Ron Tunison, cast by Tallix Foundry, New York.
11' in height and 8' wide, and weighing 21 tons, the granite monument was quarried and carved by Rock of Ages in Barre, Vermont.
The bronze relief depicts Delaware soldiers along Cemetery Ridge who, having helped repulse Longstreet's Charge, hurl themselves forward in a countercharge.
A border of oak and pine boughs that frame the bronze relief symbolizes the distinct cultures of northern and southern Delaware.
A southern soldier surrenders to the advancing Delaware troops.
Lying beneath this fallen southern Color Sergeant is the flag he dedicated himself to carry. There are only a few monuments at Gettysburg that depict the southern battle flag.Tunison has captured the fact that the southern army was ill supplied. Note the patched knee on the pants of the southern soldier.
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The 1st Delaware Infantry counter attacks. In the background the Bryan farm can be seen.
A line officer of the 1st Delaware urges his men forward as bullets riddle the flags.
The facial expression of this Delaware soldier reflects the shock of being struck by a southern bullet.
With flag in hand and clenched fist, this northern Color Sergeant advances towards the southern troops.
A determined northern soldier eyes his retreating enemy.
A forage cap from a member of the 1st Delaware Infantry, 2nd Corps.
The sculptor has placed his likeness on the southern soldier surrendering in the background.
After the battle, the Gettysburg area would become infested with flys. The sculptor has included this fact by adding one to the bronze portion of the memorial.
It appears in one of the other photographs I have posted.
Hint: Flys are attracted in this case to leaves.
Can you find it?
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