Brigadier - General Andrew A. Humphreys Statue
Dedicated: Never Formally Dedicated
(Located on the east side of the Emmitsburg Road south of the Codori Farm approx 300 yards.)
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Brig. General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
Born: November 2nd, 1810
Died: December 27th, 1883
Commanded the 2nd Division, 3rd Corps at Gettysburg.
A war time image of Brig. Gen. Humphreys.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Commission (GBMC) would on October 16th, 1913 order three bronze portait statues from the Van Amringe Company of Boston Mass. to be erected on the Gettysburg battlefield. They included statues to General's Humphreys, Hayes and Geary all men of prominence and Division commanders from the state of Pennsylvania. These statues were cast and erected on the battlefiled and were to be dedicated on "Appomattox Day" 1915. However, the Gettysburg Battlefield Commissions report of 1917 reads in part "A bill was introduced and an appropriation made by the Legislature of Pennsylvania of $5000.00 for the use to transport the survivors of the commands and to dedicate the statues of General Hayes, Humphreys and Geary on the battlefield in 1915" This was not done.
The 1918 report of the GBMC reads "the proposed dedication of the statues erected to Generals Hayes, Humphreys and Geary which $5000.00 was appointed was to have taken place in October 1917, but was postponed to October 3, 1918. The ceremonies are to be held at the Pennsylvvania Memorial."
Again, the report of the GBMC of 1919 reads: "the statues erected by the State of Pennsylvania to Generals, Hayes, Humphreys and Geary in 1915, and transferred to the United States were to have been dedicated in October 1917, the date was changed to October 3rd, 1918, then postponed to July 1st, 1919."
From here the formal plans to dedicate these three monuments would be postponed.
To date the General A. A. Humphreys bronze statue awaits a formal dedication. Both General Geary and General Hayes statues have been formally dedicated although many years after their placement on the battlefield..
Two additional Division commanders from Pennsylvania that have bronze statues at Gettysburg are Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford and Brig. General John Gibbon.
Both of these wonderfully detailed monuments were dedicated in 1988.
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