Maj. Gen. John Reynolds Equestrian Monument

Union Maj. Gen. John Reynolds commanded the First Corps in the Army of the Potomac. Reynolds is honored by an equestrian monument, a monument on the Pennsylvania Monument, a wounding monument, and a bronze portrait statue.

Monument to Union General John Reynolds along the Chambersburg Pike. Union General John Reynolds Equestrian Monument Gettysburg December 2011

Dedicated: July 1, 1899.

Location: North of Chambersburg Pike.

Description: An equestrian portrait of General John Fulton Reynolds, commander of the First Army Corps, as he was about to rush the left wing of the Army of the Potomac. He is depicted looking out to his proper left and pulling back on his horse’s reins with his proper left hand. The horse has stopped short in mid-stride with just two hoofs on the ground. The sculpture rests on a rectangular granite base adorned with bronze inscription plaques. The monument cost $27,666. The monument is something of a marvel in that all 9,000 pounds of the bronze sculpture rests only on two of the horses hooves. General Reynolds was one of the first to die at Gettysburg and his monument is installed within 400 yards of the spot where he fell.

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