143rd Pa. Inf. Gettysburg Monument Replica
Signed and numbered edition of 1863
Gettysburg Monument Replica Collection, Monument. Cast in stone resin and bonded bronze, complete with all engraved wording.
Sized at 4" x 2" x 6"
Reproduction Created and Made in the United States by Gary Casteel
There are two monuments to the 143rd Pennsylvania on the Gettysburg battlefield.
This is the first monument, erected in 1889 by the State of Pennsylvania, is west of Gettysburg on the southwest corner of Chambersburg Road and Reynolds Avenue
It shows the regiment’s location during the fighting of July 1st.
The front of the monument is a bas-relief of Sergeant Ben Crippen shaking his fist at advancing Confederates. Crippen was killed bearing the flag during the retreat through the town on July 1st. His body was not recovered and he is assumed to be one of the “unknowns” in the National Cemetery.