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Virginia Memorial - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 39° 48.845 W 077° 15.012
18S E 307394 N 4409544
Quick Description: The bottom portion of the memorial for Virginia on the Gettysburg National Battlefield shows a group of soldiers who are representative of the occupations that they left to fight.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 4:36:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4T7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Gettysburg, on the battlefield, is the Virginia Monument, which has an assembly of men at the base who represent the various occupations that they left in order to fight.

The monument is south of the borough of Gettysburg, along Confederate Avenue. It is a large monument hard to miss. The base is made of stone. The top of the monument is a bronze likeness of General Robert E. Lee. On the east side, closer to the base, is a grouping of men, one on a horse, others around the horse.

A sign nearby has the following text:

"VIRGINIA MEMORIAL

General Robert E. Lee
Mounted on 'Traveller'

The group represents various types who left civil occupations to join the Confederate Army. Left to right;
a professional man, a mechanic, an artist, a boy, a business man, a farmer, a youth.

Dedicated June 6, 1917 Sculptor F. W. Sievers"

Other Source:

I looked at the monument, but I found it hard to distinguish the different occupations. Perhaps in the clothes - some of the hats were well-kept while others were crumpled. The uniforms were different.

Stonesentinels.com (Gettysburg - VA):
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Sector of the workforce: a professional man, a mechanic, an artist... a business man, a farmer

Created or Donated by which group: Group: State of Virginia. Artist: F. W. Sievers

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