Westerly Granite in
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Gettysburg National Military Park

11th New Jersey

11th New Jersey
Gettysburg National Military Park

Contractor: William Van Amringe for the Smith Granite Company
Material: Blue Westerly granite
Cost: $1600
Date Ordered: September 22, 1887
Date Shipped: May 30, 1888
Date Dedicated:
Height: 9 feet
Base: 4 feet 4 inches x 4 feet 4 inches
Features: Book and flag
Statue Cutter:
Carver: Frank Gomena, Robert Davey.
Letter Cutter: John Mallon, Frank Cook.
Polisher:
Stonecutter: James McMahon, Henry Francis, Mike Bray, Joseph Walters,
Location: Emmitsburg Road just south of the Klingle farmhouse
Map Location: Monument 177 @ E10
About the unit: The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert McAllister, who was wounded on the 2nd. Major Kearney had already been mortally wounded, and Captain Luther Martin took over. He was wounded in the foot, and while trying to make his way to the rear was wounded again in the thigh and chest, the latter being mortal. Captain William Loyd then briefly took command until he, too, was wounded. Lt. John Schoonover took over until late in the afternoon when he was also wounded, with the regiment ending the day under the command of Captain Samuel T. Sleeper.

http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/NJ/11NJ.php
Nixon, p 124.
Smith Granite Company Book 4 Order 321

 

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