Maj-General Gouverneur Kemble Warren Monument
Dedicated August 8th, 1888
(Located on Little Round Top)
Also see the Sculptor of the Warren Monument Relaited Page for additional info on this monument.
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Major General G. K. Warren
Born: Jan. 8th, 1830 - Died August 8th, 1882
"Hero of Little Round Top"
On the front (west side) of the boulder where the Warren statue stands, is a bronze tablet. It's inscription reads:
"Led to this spot by his military sagacity, on July 2, 1863, General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, then Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, detected Gen. Hood's flanking movement, and by promptly assuming the responsibility of ordering troops to this place, saved the key of the Union position.
Promoted for gallent services from the command of a Regiment in 1861, through successive grades, to the command of the Second Army Corps in 1863, and permanently assigned to that of the Fifth Army Corps in 1864, Major General Warren needs no eulogy, his name is enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen.
This statue is erected under the auspices of the Veteran Organization of the old regiment, the Fifth New York Volunteer (Duryee Zouaves), in memort of their beloved commander."
On the day of the dedication of the "Warren," James B. Fiske, President of the 5th N. Y. Volunteers Veteran Association would mention during his address "We admired his zeal, We gloried in his bravery, and We loved him for his patriotism and loyalty to our flag and country".........And now the memorial is here; upon the rock on which it stands the immortal Warren stood, and by his quick forethought, his acuteness of perception, thwarted the enemy in movements, which if successful would have brought disater to our arms and incalculable injury to the nation."
The cost of the monument would be $5000.00 and would weigh approx. 2600 lbs. and stands nearly 9 feet in height.
(visitors are not allowed to stand on the large boulder where the monument stands. This is so noted by a bronze sign affixed to the front of the boulder.)
Above is a c1920 view of the Warren monument. Note the open landscape in the background of the photograph.
The image above is a magnified view of the above photo showing the wood and paper sign on the edge of the boulder. Under magnification the sign reads “Please keep off this rock.” Note how the sign is held in place with a pile of rocks. Currently there is a bronze sign telling visitors to stay off the boulder
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