Pennsylvania’s state monument is the largest on the Gettysburg battlefield, and though it’s a handsome memorial in entirety, the details are what make it great. The first photo shows one of many plaques that showcase particular Pennsylvania regiments and their most valorous moments on the field. This scene brings the 150TH Infantry, the “Bucktails” to life. Note the McPherson barn in the background.
The figure standing high atop the monument represents peace, a fitting tribute on a field where peace was once the last thing on anyone’s mind. (Though one has to wonder exactly how peaceful it is to hold a sword over one’s head in a menacing fashion . . .) The second photo features the same relief but is clearer and shows more of the monument underneath.
PVT. LEMUEL COOLEY
Co. B, 47TH North Carolina Infantry
Born 1847 --- Died July 14, 1863 at age 16
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