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Gettysburg National Military Park

Virginia State Monument

Virginia State Monument
Gettysburg National Military Park

Contractor: Van Armringe
Material: Westerly granite or Mount Airy, NC granite (sources vary--probably Mt. Airy); bronze
Cost: $50,000
Date Ordered:
Date Shipped:
Date Dedicated: June 8, 1917
Height: 41 feet including 14 foot statue of Lee and Traveler
Base: 28 feet x 32 feet 6 inches
Approximate weight:
Features: A three-stepped base supports a pedestal on which a statue of General Robert E. Lee stands. Below Lee as he studies the distant Union lines are seven Confederate soldiers The group represents various types who left civil occupations to join the Confederate Army. Left to right; a professional man, a mechanic, an artist, a boy, a business man, a farmer, a youth.
Sculptor: Frederick William Sievers
Map location: Monument 417 @ D8
Location: West Confederate Ave (Seminary Ridge) Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
About the Monument: The Virginia monument was the first Confederate State monument at Gettysburg and is the largest.

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