Mississippi State Monument

Posted to the Project on 20 Dec 08

Mississippi State Monument

Monument to the state of Mississippi at Gettysburg.

About the Main Monument

When was it dedicated? Installed 1973. Dedicated Oct. 19, 1973.

What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: Lac DuBonnet polished granite.

What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 16 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 5 ft. 2 1/2 in. x 7 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 10 1/2 in.

Who made it? De Lue, Donald, 1897-1988, sculptor. Fond. Art V. Lera, founder.

What does it depict? The Mississippi Monument cost $100,000.00 and was cast in Italy. Two soldiers of Barksdaleā€™s Mississippi Brigade are represented during their charge over the Shefy and Trestle farms on July 2, 1863. one soldier lies wounded bearing a flag and leaning against a tree stump. A second soldier, swinging a musket over his shoulder and grasping the barrel end with both hands, steps over the fallen soldier. The monument has a total height of 16 feet. The base consists of Lac Dubonnet granite.

How is it inscribed? MISSISSIPPI/JULY 1ST, 2ND. 3RD.1863/ON THIS GROUND OUR BRAVE SIRES FOUGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTEOUS CAUSE;/IN GLORY THEY SLEEP WHO GAVE TO IT THEIR LIVES./TO VALOR THEY GAVE NEW DIMENSIONS OF COURAGE./TO DUTY, ITS NOBLEST FULFILLMENT,/TO POSTERITY, THE SCARED HERITAGE OF HONOR/PRESENTED BY/THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Nearby plaque reads: PRESENTED BY/THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI/TO THE NATIONAL GETTYSBURG MILITARY PARK/ADMINISTRATION OF/GOVERNORS JOHN BELL WILLIAMS/AND WILLIAM WALLER

When was this photograph taken? September 25, 2010.

Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West Confederate Avenue and Wheatfield Avenue, near Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.

Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.

Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.

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  1. Russell Hurd says:

    the mississippi monument and the louisiana monuments are my two favorites on this hallowed ground. were donald de lue alive today, i would offer my compliments to him for his tribute to these brave soldiers. well done, donald !

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