STEREO VIEW OF MONUMENTS ON EAST CEMETERY HILL

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Item Code: 2021-1156

Stereo card has a plain gray mount.

Image shows the monuments to Rickett’s Battery, the Hancock equestrian statue and the monument to Cooper’s Battery

Mount is clean and is unmarked but for the word “GETTYSBURG” at bottom. Contrast and clarity are good.

Reverse is blank.

The monument to Rickett’s Battery was erected in 1894 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Robert B. Ricketts. It brought 144 men to the field serving six Ordnance Rifles, and suffered 6 killed, 14 wounded and 3 missing. The battery was assigned to the 3rd Volunteer Brigade of the Artillery Reserve.

The equestrian monument to General Hancock was dedicated in 1896 by the State of Pennsylvania.

The Monument to Cooper’s Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery was erected in 1889. The battery served in 18 battles and skirmishes with their heaviest loss coming at 2nd Bull Run. During its service the Battery lost 2 officers and 36 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease.  [ad] [ph:L]

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