Hancock Avenue, which runs past the Copse of Trees and the Angle, is crammed with monuments, and the above is one of my favorites. It represents the 106TH Pennsylvania Infantry and their role in the battle. One thing (or three things) that sets it apart is the collection of beautifully-crafted granite “drums” at the very top of the monument, along with the plaque that skillfully shows the 106TH’s particular part in the action. Though it looks fairly new, this monument has been standing for 123 years, having first been unveiled in 1889.
In the background of this photo, at far left, stands the boulder monument to the 20TH Massachusetts Infantry. Part of the Copse of Trees is visible at right. The High Water Mark monument, consisting of a bronze “book” on a tiered base, three sets of cannonballs, and a pair of cannon, can be seen at right. To the left of the 106TH Pennsylvania monument and “underneath” the boulder monument is a 24-pound Howitzer partially visible above the earth.
SGT. MAJ. MONTFORD STOKES MCRAE
Co. C, 26TH North Carolina Infantry
Born 1837 --- Died August 02, 1863 at age 26
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