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  • Lautz, William,
     
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  • Lautz & Company,
     
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  • History -- United States
     
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  • Figure group -- Male
     
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  • Occupation -- Military
     
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  • Dress -- Uniform
     
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  • State of Being -- Evil
     
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  • Emblem -- Seal
     
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  • Outdoor Sculpture -- Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg
     
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  • Relief
     
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  • Sculpture
     
     
    Battery I, 1st New York Artillery, (sculpture).
    Artist: 
    Lautz, William, 1838-1915, sculptor.
    Lautz & Company, fabricator.
    Title: 
    Battery I, 1st New York Artillery, (sculpture).
    Other Titles: 
    Wiedrich's Battery I, (sculpture).
    Battery I, First New York Artillery, (sculpture).
    Dates: 
    Dedicated May 20, 1889.
    Digital Reference: 
    Image
    Medium: 
    Sculpture: Barre granite and bronze; Base: granite.
    Dimensions: 
    Overall: approx. H. 10 ft. 4 in.; Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. 5 1/2 in. x 3 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 7 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 2 in. x D. 6 ft. 2 in.
    Inscription: 
    (Below relief:) FIRST REGIMENT N.Y. LIGHT/BATTERY I. ARTILLERY./CAPT. M. WIEDRICH, COMMANDING. (On granite face, below relief:) 2ND. DIVISION 11TH. CORPS./JULY 1ST. 2ND. & 3RD. 1863. (On rear:) CASUALTIES,/3 KILLED, 10 WOUNDED unsigned
    Description: 
    Granite marker with bronze battle scene relief affixed to the front face. The relief depicts an artillery unit loading a cannon. It is framed by columns which support a decorative cap on which is affixed a State Seal. The marker stands on a tiered base.
    Subject: 
    History -- United States -- Civil War
    Figure group -- Male
    Occupation -- Military -- Soldier
    Dress -- Uniform -- Military Uniform
    State of Being -- Evil -- War
    Emblem -- Seal
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg
    Relief
    Sculpture
    Owner: 
    Administered by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, District of Columbia
    Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park, 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Remarks: 
    The monument is one of 90 honoring New York troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign. It indicates the position held by Weidrich's Battery I during the battle. The monument (referred to as MN 297) is listed on the National Park Service List of Classified Structures and is referenced in the Gettysburg National Military Park Archives, vol. 24. IAS files contain a copy of the LCS report form.
    References: 
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
    National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA2018, 1989.
    Illustration: 
    Image on file.
    Note: 
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Repository: 
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAS PA000812
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