Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
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Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-853
Open Edition Prints will be available early 2003
October 19, 1973
This stirring monument depicts two infantrymen from General William
Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade. One of the soldiers stands over
his fallen comrade, warding off attackers with the butt of his
rifle. The mortally wounded soldier still holds the confederate
flag. The monument stands on the site where Barksdale’s troops
waited before going into battle on July 2. The scene typifies
the close hand-to-hand combat encountered by the Mississippians
bronze sculpture, attributed to Donald DeLue, was cast in Italy.
Including its granite base, the monument stands 16 feet tall.
It honors eleven infantry regiments, one infantry battalion, one
cavalry regiment, and one artillery battery from Mississippi.
© 2002 Terry White, Drawing © 2002 Bill Harrah