Tammany Hall memorial at Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Battlefield Park

A few images from the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. At just short of 4,000 acres, the extensive grounds contain dozens of memorials, large and small, as well as the Gettysburg National Cemetery, where most of the battle dead are buried.

The park preserves and memorializes the costliest battle in U.S. history. Over three days in 1863 (July 1 through 3), 165,00 soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies fought a series of battles around the Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, resulting in between 46,000 and 51,000 killed, wounded and missing.

Parrott Rifle at Gettysburg
Parrott Rifle, a type of muzzle-loading, rifled cannon on a Napoleonic carriage, near the Peace Light in the northwestern part of the battlefield.
Tammany Hall memorial at Gettysburg
Monument to the 42nd New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg. It features a bronze image of Chief Tammany, of the Delaware. Tammany was adopted as the symbol of a powerful New York City political machine that, among other things, recruited the regiment. The very striking memorial was dedicated in 1891.
Pennsylvania State Memorial at Gettysburg
The Pennsylvania State Memorial is by far the largest memorial at Gettysburg. Pennsylvania provided more troops than any other state at the battle, and also suffered the most casualties. The tip of the sword at the top of the dome is 110 feet above the ground. The memorial was dedicated in 1910.
View down Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg
The Tammany Hall memorial to the New York 42nd Regiment is on the left, with the massive Pennsylvania State Memorial in the distance. The area between the two monuments was the focal point of the assault by Longstreet’s Corps on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Bronze memorial book at Gettysburg
This bronze “book” honors the various commands that repulse the assault by Longstreet’s Corps on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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