Mar 22



The Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial on West Confederate Avenue. Big Round Top is on the right. The peak of Little Round Top is to the right of the statue. Devil’s Den is to the left of the statue. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2008.

Snowflakes visited Gettysburg Saturday morning when the Gettysburg Daily visited the Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial on West Confederate Avenue on Warfield Ridge, or Seminary Ridge. The skies were clearer by the afternoon. Dedicated in 1965, It is the first Gettysburg monument to be created by sculptor Donald Delue. The other Delue monuments are the Louisiana State Monument (1971), and the Mississippi State Monument (1973).



The small white streaks in the photos are the falling snowflakes. The monument represents the culmination of an effort to honor all the soldiers of the Confederate Army and Navy. Gettysburg’s important role in the Civil War led to its selection for the monument. View from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2008.



The monument is made of pink granite and standard bronze. The base contains the names of each state that contributed men to the Confederacy. View from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2008.



The monument is 19′3″ in height, and the base has a circumference of 12′. View is from the north facing south at approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2008.


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