Tuesday, March 12, 2013
New York State Monument
Standing 93 feet high, this colossal monument is striking to behold. Atop a towering granite column stands a female figure, representing the state of New York, about to place a wreath on a soldier's grave. (I took this zoom image from directly beneath.) In her left hand she holds a staff, though I can't discover what balances on top the staff. This monument is dedicated to all the sons of New York who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, and the figure weeps for the fallen.
To see the monument in its entirety, I again send you to Stone Sentinels, my first stop when researching the story behind the monuments I photograph.
Come back next week for something different, when I'll review the book Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson.
Until then . . . Here's hoping you can soon Get with Gettysburg!