Westerly Granite in
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Gettysburg National Military Park

1st New York Independent Battery

1st New York Independent Battery
Cowan's Battery
Gettysburg National Military Park

Contractor: William Van Amringe for the Smith Granite Company'
Material: Blue Westerly granite; bronze plaque
Cost: $1379
Date Ordered: September 7, 1886
Date Shipped: June 1887
Date Dedicated: July 3, 1887
Height: 7 feet 2 inches
Base: 8 feet 6 inches x 5 feet 6 inches
Features: Rock faced monument with margins. Bronze relief in which the appearance of one of the regiment's guns during the final moments of Longstreet's assault is depicted.
Sculptor: J. G. Hamilton
Letter Cutter: Frank Cook, Charles Ledward,
Polisher: Mike Curran.
Stonecutter: Sidney Chapman, John Doust, William Melville.
Location: Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue
Map location: Monument 182 @ F9
About the unit: The monument marks the position held by Andrew Cowan's 1st New York Independent Battery on July 3, 1863. A new foundation was set under the monument in September. 1888 and it was re-pointed in 1904. The relief and seal received a hot wax treatment by E. Karkadoulis on September. 26-27, 1981.



http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/NY/1NYBatt.php
http://siris-artinventories.si.edu
Nixon, page 462.
Smith Granite Company Book 4 Order 78

 

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