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Soldiers Monument in National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1915

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Summary:Soldiers Monument in the National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: The National Monument forms the center of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, about which rest the dead from that fateful struggle of July 1,2,3, 1863. Radiating from the National Monument, in a half-circle, are the State sections, one for each of the eighteen Northern States, three sections for unknown dead and one for the United States Regular Army. Each soldier rests with his feet toward this monument, which towers high above and proclaims them heroes. 3,590 soldiers from the field lie buried here, of whom 979 are unknown. Postcard number: 162.
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
Soldiers' National Cemetery (Gettysburg, Pa.)
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
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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