11th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Signed and numbered edition of 1863
Please see important note at bottom!
Gettysburg Monument Replica Collection, Monument. Cast in stone resin and bonded bronze, complete with all engraved wording.
Sized at 6.5" X 6.5" X 14"
Crafted and Made in the United States
The monument to the Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue.
The monument was dedicated on September 3, 1889 by the State of Pennsylvania.
The monument consists of a bronze statue of a soldier standing atop a granite base, the total standing a little over thirteen feet high. On the front of the monument, which faces away from Doubleday Avenue, is a bronze tablet of the Coat of Arms of the State of Pennsylvania underneath the carved full moon symbol of the First Corps. A bronze statue of Sallie, the regimental dog, is just above the base on the front of the statue.
The 11th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
The 11th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Richard Coulter. He took over command of the brigade on July 1st, and Captain Benjamin F. Haines took command until he was wounded on July 3. Captain John B. Overmyer then took over the regiment.
Sallie, the 11th Pennsylvania’s smallest member
Sallie was given to the regiment as a puppy and took part in all their battles, taking position at the end of the firing line and barking furiously at the enemy. She was separated from the regiment at Gettysburg during the retreat through the town. After the battle the men returned to the scene of the first day’s fighting and found Sallie, weak but alive, maintaining a vigil over the dead and dying.
Sallie was killed at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run in February of 1865, and in spite of heavy Confederate fire several men stopped to bury her. When the monument was designed the regiment’s survivors unanimously decided to include a tribute to their smallest comrade. She is one of two dogs depicted on monuments at Gettysburg (the other is on the Irish Brigade monument) and the only one representing a dog who was in the battle.
Due to the Fragility of the figure on the top and breakage we have experienced in past shipping, it is shipped in two separate containers.
You will have to glue the figure to the top. Glue and directions are provided.
Make sure the figurine is facing the front of the monument.
Please be careful when handling and assembling.