CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 1ST MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY MONUMENT AT GETTYSBURG

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The monument to the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road across from Sickles Avenue. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts erected the monument on June 30th. It was dedicated on July 2nd, 1886.

The base of the granite monument supports the diamond symbol of the Third Corps. The front of the diamond has a relief of a skirmisher climbing over a split rail fence. The 1st Massachusetts maintained a skirmish line on the army’s front on July 2nd. The regiment was commanded during the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Clark B. Baldwin, a Boston merchant. It brought 384 men to the field, losing 16 killed, 83 wounded and 21 missing.

The large format card and image remain in very good condition. "W.H. Tipton, The Battlefield Photographer, Gettysburg, PA" is impressed on the front of the card under the image. Nothing on the back.  [jet] [ph:L]

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