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State of Alabama Monument

The State of Alabama monument is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (39.786535° N, 77.254269° W; map) It was dedicated in 1933 by the Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

 

The monument was designed and sculpted by Joseph W. Urner of Maryland. It represents the Sprit of Alabama pointing the way forward while a wounded soldier passes a cartridge box to his comrade, representing the determination to continue the struggle.

 

The monument stands where General Evander Law's brigade of Alabamans began their assault toward Little Round Top on July 2nd after a grueling 18 mile approach march.

 

Alabama sent almost 6,000 men to Gettysburg with the Army of Northern Virginia. Of these, 2,249 became casualties.

 

 

From the monument:

 

Alabamans!

Your names are inscribed on fames immortal scroll

Unveiled November 12, 1933 by the Alabama Division United Daughters of the Confederacy


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