State of Vermont Monument (Gettysburg)
Also Known As: Stannard's Vermont Brigade Monument
Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Location: Hancock Avenue, just North of the Pennsylvania Monument
Map Coordinates: +39° 48' 33.98", -77° 14' 10.93"
- "Vermont, in honor of her sons who fought on this field."
- "First Vermont Brigade: Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Regiments; Brig. Gen. L. A. Grant commanding; Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps."
- "The brigade reached the field near Little Round Top in the afternoon of July 2, 1863, by a forced march of thirty-two miles, and soon after was assigned to the left Union flank, where it held a line from the summit of Round Top to the Taneytown Road until the close of the battle."
- "Second Vermont Brigade: Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Regiments; Brig. Gen. George Stannard commanding; Third Brigade, Third Division, First Corps."
- "The brigade arrived on Cemetery Hill July 1, 1863. The Twelfth and Fifteenth Regiments were detached to guard the corps trains. About sunset, July 2, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Sixteenth moved to this part of the field, retook Battery C, Fifth U.S. and re-established the Union line."
- "July 3, these regiments held the front line in advance of this spot. In the crisis of the day, the Thirteenth and Sixteenth changed front, and advancing 200 yards to the right, assaulted the flank of Pickett's Division. The Sixteenth then moved back 400 yards to the left and charged the flank of Wilcox's and Perry's Brigades. The Fourteenth supported these charges. The brigade captured three flags and many prisoners."
- "First Vermont Cavalry: First Brigade, Third Division, Cavalry Corps.
- "This regiment fought Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover, June 30, 1863, opposed Hampton's Cavalry at Hunterstown, July 2, and charged through the First Texas Infantry and upon the line of Law's Brigade at the foot of Round Top, July 3."
- "Vermont Sharpshooters: Co. F. First U.S.S. Co's E and H, Second U.S.S.; Second Brigade, First Division, Third Corps."
- "July 2, company F aided in checking the advance of Wilcox's Brigade west of Seminary Ridge. Companies E and H resisted Law's Brigade west of Devil's Den and upon the Round Tops. July 3, the three companies took part in the repulse of Pickett's Charge."
Artist: Gerhardt, Karl, sculptor; Frederick & Field, fabricator.
Dedicated: October 1889
Dimensions: Overall: H. 60 ft.; Base: W. 17 ft. 5 in. x D. 17 ft. 5 in.
Description: At the top of a tall granite column is a bronze sculpture depicting Brig. Gen. George Stannard holding a sword in his proper left hand. At the foot of the column is a square base which rests on a three granite steps.
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