STEREO VIEW OF 1ST MAINE CAVALRY MONUMENT AT GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 2021-1150

Stereo card has a yellow mount with “Artistic Stereo Gems of Gettysburg Scenery” on one edge and “W.H. Tipton, Gettysburg, PA.” on the other.

Image is of the monument to the 1st Maine Cavalry which stands on the East Cavalry battlefield at Gettysburg. The monument depicts a soldier mounting his horse.

Mount is in good condition and the clarity is good but the contrast is a bit light. Mount and card are very clean.

Reverse has a modern ink inscription of “1st MAINE CAV. UNIT, HANOVER ROAD.”

The monument was dedicated in 1889 by the State of Maine. Colonel Charles Henry Smith commanded the 1st Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg. Colonel Smith went on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at Saint Mary’s Church in 1864. The regiment brought 438 men to the Gettysburg battlefield, losing 1 killed and 4 wounded. It was part of the Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade. [ad][ph:L]

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