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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Michigan Brigade Cavalry Monument
Structure Number:
MN384
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Pennsylvania
Structure County:
Adams
Region:
Northeast
Cluster:
Chesapeake
Administrative Unit:
Gettysburg National Military Park
LCS ID:
009782
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
01/23/2004
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
1 of 9 Civil War Monuments to Michigan of the GBMA Era (1863-1895). Indicates general field of battle for Custer's Michigan Cavalry Regiments Nos. 1,5,6,7. Located S side Gregg Cavalry Avenue at E Cavalry Field.
Long Significance Description:
Gettysburg National Military Park is the site of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and the commemoration of the great battle by Civil War veterans. The Civil War had a dramatic impact on the political and social evolution of the United States. The Battle of Gettysburg has national significance for its impact upon the Confederate war strategy and for its role in the ultimate preservation of the Union. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not conclude the Civil War, the three-day struggle on the ridges and valleys in and around the small agricultural village brought it to world attention and lasting notoriety. It ended slavery and defined the meaning of freedom, citizenship and equality for all Americans.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year CE/BCE
End Year
End Year CE/BCE
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1889
CE




2. 
Preserved
1991
CE




 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Outdoor Sculpture (Statuary)
Primary Current Use:
Outdoor Sculpture (Statuary)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Historic
2. 
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Current
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Outdoor Sculpture
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Substructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Granite
3. 
Superstructure
Bronze
Short Physical Description:
Mn base 4 part 11'5"sq, first 2 parts rough-cut w/ tooled edge, 2 smooth cut. 3 part columned shaft, bronze medallions, incised inscriptions, top columns w/horse head capitals. Top: statue of cavalryman. All 31'6"H.
Long Physical Description:
Monument is a three-part columned granite shaft topped by a statue of a cavalryman and set on a 11.5 foot square, four-part base of which the first two parts are rough cut with tooled edges and the last two parts are smooth cut. The shaft has bronze medallions, incised inscriptions, and horse head capitals on top of the columns. Overall height is 31.6 feet. Located on the south side of Gregg Ave (Custer Avenue) at East Cavalry Field.