1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters

The 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters served as members of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument and a position marker.

A stone stele composed of pieces of marble is adorned on the front with a relief depicting the profile of a sharpshooter as he about to pull the trigger on his rifle. He holds the rifle up with his proper left hand and rests his proper right hand on the trigger. 1st Company Andrews Sharpshooters Gettysburg December 2008

Erected Spring 1886. Dedicated 1913.

Location: West side of North Hancock Avenue. Indicates position held July 3, 1863.

Description: A stone stele composed of pieces of marble is adorned on the front with a relief depicting the profile of a sharpshooter as he about to pull the trigger on his rifle. He holds the rifle up with his proper left hand and rests his proper right hand on the trigger. Monument is a Carrera marble shaft on a 4.10×1.10 sandstone foot base. The shaft has an excised sculpture and an incised inscription. Overall height is 4.8 feet. Fred M. Torrey is the piece’s sculptor.

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