Wolf Run Studio - Memorials & Monuments
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. . . MEMORIALS & MONUMENTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)

Soldiers National Monument
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
#NC-10315-MM - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-854
Open Edition Prints will be available early 2003

Dedicated July 1, 1869

Landscape architect William Saunders, founder of the National Grange, called for the creation of this monument when designing the National Cemetery. Located near the center of the Union line, the cemetery became the final resting place for Union soldiers who originally had been buried in shallow graves throughout the battlefield.

The Soldiers National Monument, Gettysburg’s first major memorial, features five elaborate marble statues on a granite pedestal. Eighteen stars encircling the pedestal represent each of the states with sons buried in the cemetery. A female “Genius of Liberty” figure holds a sword in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right hand as she looks down upon the graves. Beneath her are statues representing History, War, Peace and Plenty. The statues were carved in Italy under the direction of sculptor Randolph Rogers.

Text © 2002 Terry White, Drawing © 2002 Bill Harrah


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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