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Freestanding columns are sometimes purposeful and aesthetic, at others, remnants of what was, a surviving testament to something larger and at times, grandiose. This category seeks to document and record those detached stone sentinels, in every nation and every clime.
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Freestanding ColumnsNew York State Monument - Gettysburg, PA

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This is one of the tallest & memorable monuments at Gettysburg. The monument is located inside the gates of the Gettysburg National Cemetery and pays tribute to New York's fighting Civil war soldiers, towering over everything in sight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2012

last visited: 7/14/2013

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Freestanding ColumnsStannard Vermont Brigade/Vermont State Monument - Gettysburg, PA

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This beautiful, fluted, sixty-foot Corinthian column pays tribute to the State of Vermont men who fought @ Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: never

Image for Company F, 1st US (Vermont) Sharpshooters Monument - Gettysburg, PAview gallery

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Freestanding ColumnsCompany F, 1st US (Vermont) Sharpshooters Monument - Gettysburg, PA

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A column with a neat, granite eagle sitting upon the top represents this sharpshooter unit comprised of Vermontians. The monument is located southwest of Gettysburg on Berdan Avenue, just off of West Confederate Avenue.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2012

last visited: never

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Freestanding ColumnsPennsylvania Columns - Valley Forge, PA

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One of the more notable monuments are these two gigantic, free-standing columns topped with eagles which pay homage to Revolutionary War generals.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/2/2012

last visited: 3/11/2011

Image for Soldiers and Sailors Monument - York, PAview gallery

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Freestanding ColumnsSoldiers and Sailors Monument - York, PA

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What once was the site of a Civil War field hospital is now a city park, with this large "Soldiers and Sailors" monument commemorating York's Civil War heritage and veterans. A nearby bronze relief map depicts the layout of the U.S. Army Hospital.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/2/2013

last visited: never

Image for Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield Monument, Sharpsburg, MDview gallery

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Freestanding ColumnsMajor General Joseph K. F. Mansfield Monument, Sharpsburg, MD

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A huge Doric column topped with a massive, granite orb marks the spot where General Mansfield was shot in the stomach and was mortally wounded while riding his horse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/21/2012

last visited: 7/16/2013

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Freestanding ColumnsNew Jersey State Monument - Sharpsburg, MD

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Easily one of the most identified & recognizable structures @ Antietam, the N.J. State Monument is a Doric column which stands a total of about 30 feet, topped w/ its trademark soldier, wielding a sword, urging his infantrymen forward into battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/21/2012

last visited: 7/16/2013

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Freestanding ColumnsNew York State Monument - Sharpsburg, MD

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This 30-foot, Doric column was erected by N.Y. for $30,000. The 1920 N.Y. State Legislature appropriated $17,500 for the dedication exercises held under the auspices of the N.Y. Monuments Commission. The monument looms high over the battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/21/2012

last visited: 4/24/2014

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Freestanding ColumnsJames Rumsey Monument - Shepherdstown, WV

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Ionic column topped with a world globe as monument to James Rumsey who demonstrated a working steamboat on nearby Potomac River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: never

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