Aug 5

The Alabama State Monument, located on Warfield Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park along South Confederate Avenue. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

The largest section of the stone base of the Alabama Monument is currently being restored by the National Park Service. We stopped by yesterday to show you a few photos.

We’re looking north along Confederate Avenue on Warfield Ridge. The Alabama Monument will be coming up on our left. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.


Here’s a clear view of the base of the monument from 2008. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 20, 2008.

The central figure on the Alabama Monument is the spirit of Alabama. The soldier on the right signifies the “Spirit,” of Alabama Soldiers, and the soldier on the left signifies the “Determination” of the Alabama soldiers. The wounded soldier on the left is being comforted by the female figure, while at the same time she orders the other soldier on. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

It does not appear that any restoration/repair work is necessary on the monument itself. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

This restoration is primarily concerned with the stone base, whose grouting/joints have likely weakened over time. The monument was erected in 1933. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

We’ll now move around to the rear of the monument. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

This stone slab is the only part of the monument “proper” that seems to have been disturbed. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

We’ll be sure to show you some “after” photos once this restoration work is completed. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:45 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011.


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