State of Texas Monument (Gettysburg)

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State of Texas Monument - Gettysburg NMP, Pennsylvania - Photo is Copyright Michael Kendra, taken April of 2002.

Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

Location: South Confederate Avenue just past Emmitsburg Road

Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 24.36", -77° 15' 15.48"

Monument Text

"TEXAS Remembers the valor and devotion of her sons that served at Gettysburg July 2-3, 1863."
"From near this spot the Texas Brigade at about 4:30 p.m. on July 2 crossed Emmitsburg Road and advanced with Hood's Division across Plum Run toward Little Round Top. The Texas Brigade after severe fighting on the slopes of Little Round Top retired to a position on the south side of Devil's Den. The Brigade then fell back to a position near this memorial on the evening of July 3. On the field at Gettysburg the Texas Brigade suffered 597 casualties."
"Texas troops at Gettysburg were: 1st Texas Inf. Lt. Col. P.A. Work; 4th Texas Inf., Col. J.C.G. Key, Lt. Col. B.F. Carter, Maj. J.P. Bane, 5th Texas Inf., Col. R.M. Powell, Lt. Col. K. Bryan, Maj. S.C. Rogers. The Texas Brigade included the 3rd Arkansas Inf. Col. Van H. Manning, Brigadier General J.B. Robertson's Texas Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps. Of all the gallant fights they made none was grander than Gettysburg."
"A memorial to the Texans who served the Confederacy. Erected by the State of Texas, 1964."

Monument Details

Artist: Simpson, Harold B., sculptor; A. Stasswender's Marble and Granite Works, fabricator.

Dedicated: September of 1964

Dimensions: Marker: 7 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.; Base: H. 2 ft. 7 in. x D. 30 in.

Description: Granite marker with bronze representation of the seal of the Lone Star State and text commemorating the services of Texans in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Cost: $1000.00 (Sept 1964)

Remarks: The monument consists of Texas Red Granite simply adorned with the lone star of Texas. It is one of eleven identical monuments placed at battlefields around the country, showing that the sacrifice of Texas’ soldiers was equally honored on each battlefield.

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