Major General John F. Reynolds Monument - Gettysburg, PA
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N 39° 49.279 W 077° 13.820
18S E 309115 N 4410305
Quick Description: Beautiful statue of this Major General sits high atop its base at the entrance of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2010 7:31:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM9NRE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dh2000dh
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Long Description:

There are about 50 or so of these statues in a two square mile area. This one sits just inside the cemetery. This statue is a standing portrait of General Reynolds holding a pair of binoculars in his proper right hand and resting his proper left hand on the handle of his sword. The sculpture rests atop a tall, square base adorned on the front with a shield bearing the stars and stripes.

General Reynolds has four different bronze monuments at Gettysburg as well as a granite monument. He was killed at Gettysburg in one of the several battles. He is buried in Lancaster, where he was born. He had a long and distinguished military career.

(On front of bronze base of sculpture:) J. Q. A. WARD./1871 (On bronze base of sculpture:) R WOOD & CO/BRONZE FOUNDERS/PHIL (On front of granite base:) MAJOR.GENERAL/JOHN.F.REYNOLDS/U.S.V. (On back of base:) TO HIS MEMORY/BY THE/FIRST/ARMY.CORPS (On left side of base:) BORN/AT/LANCASTER.PA/SEPTEMBER.XXI/MDCCCXX (On right side of base:) KILLED/AT/GETTYSBURG/JULY.I/MDCCCLXIII signed Founder's mark appears.

This monument was one of the first erected in memory to an officer, and was funded with $12,200 raised by the members of his command. The monument is listed on the National Park Service, List of Classified Structures (referred to as MN 291) and is referenced in the Gettysburg National Military Park Archives, vol. 10.

Union or Confederacy: Union - North

General's Name: John F Reynolds

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