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Statue of John L. Burns, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1914

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Alternate title:Gettysburg Pa., John L. Burns Statue, 1st Days Field
Summary:Statute of John L. Burns, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: THE HERO OF GETTYSBURG. The figure of John Burns, of Gettysburg, cast in bronze stands upon a pedestal of native rock on the field of the first day's fight. Over seventy years of age, John Burns shouldered his musket and offered his services. He scorned advice to fight in the woods and joined the line of battle in the open. He was wounded in three places. His home is nearby, near the Emergency Monument. Postcard number: 158.
Provider:Hugh C. Leighton Co.
Printing place:Europe
German Empire
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maine
Place of origin – Settlement:Portland
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Geographical subject – Settlement:Gettysburg
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Burns, John L., 1794-1872
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
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