Jun 5



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Ed Guy shows us Gutzum Borglum’s North Carolina State Monument on Seminary Ridge. This view was taken facing west at approximately 9:30 AM on Monday, May 25, 2009.

We continue our series on artwork on some of the monuments at Gettysburg. In our first post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Guy showed us items to note on the Virginia and Louisiana state monuments. Today he shows us the North Carolina State Monument, the monument to the 145th Pennsylvania, and the Irish Brigade Monument.

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This map shows the locations of the videos in this series. Videos #1-3 were taken at the Virginis State Monument. Videos #4-5 were taken at the Louisiana State Monument. Video #6 was taken at the North Carolina State Monument. Video #7 was taken at the monument to the 145th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Videos #8 and #9 were taken at the Irish Brigade Monument. This map was created facing north at approximately 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2009.

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In Video #6 (Videos #s 1-5 were in our previous artwork post) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Guy explains the “elements of art” and how they were incorporated in the North Carolina State Monument. This view was taken facing west to northwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Monday, May 25, 2009.



We have now moved west of the Wheatfield and southeast of the Rose Farm to look at the monument to the 145th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment on Brooke Avenue. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



The monument to the 145th Pennsylvania was dedicated in 1889. This photograph was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

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In Video #7 Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Guy shows us methods used by the sculptor to show the youth of the soldier. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



As Ed showed in the previous video, the sculptor, Stephens, showed the soldier’s slight build compared to his long weapon. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



To help with the emphasis on the soldier’s youth, the artist contrasts the lines in the jacket… This photograph was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



… with the smoothness of the soldier’s face. This photograph was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



Ed has now brought us to the Irish Brigade monument on Sickles Avenue in the Stony Hill/Loop area. This photograph was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

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In Video #8 Ed Guy explains that the sculptor of the United States’ Irish Brigade monument was a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

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In Video #9 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Guy discusses the Irish Wolfhound on the Irish Brigade monument. This view was taken facing south to east at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.



The inscription on the west side of the Irish Brigade monument states that the Irish Wolfhound is extinct. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.


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