Louisiana State Monument

The Louisiana State Monument.

Louisiana State Monument Gettysburg October 2012

Dedicated: June 11, 1971.

Location: West Confederate Avenue, near Warfield Ridge and Pitzer Woods.

Description: A female figure representing Peace and Memory, floats above a recumbent male artilleryman, with the Confederate battle flag clutched to his heart. She blows a trumpet over his dead body, and her proper right arm is outstretched above her head. The soldier portrayed is from the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. The monuments female figure is over 10 feet in height, while the fallen soldier below her is 9 feet long. The monument has a total height of about 22 feet. Some theorize that the female figure is intended to represent St. Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen.

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