Wolf Run Studio - Memorials & Monuments
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. . . MEMORIALS & MONUMENTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
High Water Mark Memorial
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
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Dedicated June 2, 1892

The ebb and flow of the Civil War took a decided turn in favor of the Union forces on July 3, 1863. That afternoon, Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet led a harrowing charge culminating in hand-to-hand combat at a position marked by this memorial. Union troops awaited the attack from behind a stone wall, shaded by a small grove of oak trees. The Confederates were able to breach General George Gordon Meade’s first line of defense, but ultimately were forced to retreat. Over one half of the slightly fewer than 12,000 attacking Confederates were killed, wounded or captured.

The bronze and granite memorial marking the symbolic high water mark of the Civil War features a large open book held up by two pyramids of cannon balls. The book displays the names of both the Confederate and Union units which fought that day. After the dedication, other plaques were placed to the left and right of the base to list the regiments that participated.

Text © 2002 Terry White, Drawing © 2002 Bill Harrah

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Confederate Monument    Jefferson Davis Monument    Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson    Jefferson Memorial    Kennedy Gravesite    Robert E. Lee Monument    Lincoln Memorial    The Manassas National Battlefield Park    The Marine Corps War Memorial    Richard Rowland Kirkland Memorial    J.E.B. Stuart Monument    Tomb of the Unknowns    The Washington Monument    Women in Military Service For America Memorial

Alabama State Memorial    Friend to Friend Memorial    George Gordon Meade Equestrian Statue   High Water Mark Memorial    Irish Brigade Monument    Louisiana State Memorial    Maryland State Memorial   Mississippi State Memorial    New York State Memorial    44th New York Infantry Monument    North Carolina State Memorial    Peace Light Memorial    The Pennsylvania Monument    Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial    Soldiers National Monument    Virginia State Memorial   

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