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    12th New Hampshire Infantry Volunteers Monument, (sculpture).
    Artist: 
    Unknown, sculptor.
    Title: 
    12th New Hampshire Infantry Volunteers Monument, (sculpture).
    Dates: 
    Dedicated Sept. 28, 1888.
    Medium: 
    Granite.
    Dimensions: 
    Approx. 9 ft x 5 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 3 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 10 in. x D. 5 ft.
    Inscription: 
    (On front:) JULY 12, 1863/ENGAGED, 224/KILLED, 20;/WOUNDED, 73;/DIED OF WOUNDS, 6/OUR NATION IS RIVER, LAKE, OCEAN AND SKY/MAN BREAKS NOT THE MEDAL, WHEN GOD CUTS THE DIE/12TH N.H. VOL'S. (On left side:) BRIG./2ND DIVISION/3RD CORPS. (On right side:) BRIG./2ND DIVISION/3RD CORPS. (On back:) THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MOUNTAINEERS/(list of engagements) unsigned
    Description: 
    A rectangular granite monument adorned at the top with two scrolls and a carving of a soldier's blanket roll. The ends of the monument are adorned with the Third Corps diamond symbol.
    Subject: 
    History -- United States -- Civil War
    Object -- Other -- Linens
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg
    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, Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Remarks: 
    The monument (also referred to as MN 195) is on the National Park Service, List of Classified Structures, and is referenced in the Gettysburg National Military Park Archives, vol. 18, 1975-1976. The monument is one of four monuments at Gettysburg that honors New Hampshire soldiers. The monument is installed on the line held by New Hampshire soldiers on July 2, 1863.
    References: 
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
    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 PA002011
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