State of New York Monument (Gettysburg)
Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Location: Northeast side of the National Cemetery
Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 14.88", -77° 13' 50.16"
- "To the officers and soldiers of the State of New York who fell in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 2, 3, 1863, many of whom are here buried, this monument is erected by a greatful commonwealth."
- "Official return of casualties in the New York commands: Killed: 82 officers, 912 enlisted men. Wounded: 306 officers, 3763 enlisted men. Captured or missing: 68 officers, 1685 enlisted men."
- (Includes a complete listing of casualties in the New York command)
- (Includes a bronze plaque on back of base: listing of New York officers killed at Gettysburg)
Artist: Buberl, Caspar, sculptor; Hallowell Granite Company, fabricator; Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder
Dedicated: July 2, 1893
Dimensions: Sculpture: H. 13 ft.; Total: H. 93 ft.; Base: 27 ft. 8 in. square.
Description: At the top of a Fox Island granite column stands an allegorical female figure representing the state of New York. She holds a staff in her proper left hand and a wreath in her proper right hand. The foot of the column is adorned with a bronze New York state seal and a bronze relief depicting New York generals at Gettysburg. Below the column is a block made of Hallowell granite adorned with bronze inscription plaques.
Cost: $59,095.30 (July 1893)
Remarks: The monument depicts the state of New York holding a wreath to place over a grave. Although difficult to see from the ground, the face of the statue is weeping for the roughly 6,700 members of New York units who became casualties during the three days of Gettysburg.
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