Gettysburg National Military Park

Louisiana and Mississippi State Monuments

Louisiana Monument area

Image 1: Louisiana Monument area. This is a picture of the Louisiana state monument, on Seminary Ridge. This monument is dedicated to the Louisianans that fought on the battlefield, particularly the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. The monument is located in the area occupied by the Washington Artillery. The observation tower, now gone, can be seen on the horizon near the far left of the picture.

Louisiana Monument

Image 2: Louisiana monument. A view of the Louisiana monument itself, with the road along Seminary Ridge seen in the background. The female figure is holding a burning sphere, representing artillery. The figure on the base of the monument is a downed Confederate soldier.

Louisiana Monument close-up

Image 3: Louisiana Monument close-up. A closer view of the Confederate soldier in the monument. Note that this monument is done in the same style as the Mississippi monument, below.

Mississippi Monument

Image 4: Mississippi Monument. The Mississippi state monument is located very close to the Louisiana monument (just south of it). The monument is located near the starting point of Barksdale's Mississippi brigade in their attack on the Union lines on July 2, 1863. Behind the monument is the area known as Pitzer Woods. Note that this monument is done in the same style as the Louisiana monument, above.

Mississippi Monument, another view

Image 5: Another view of the Mississippi monument, this seen from the north (looking south).

These photographs were taken with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens or with a Sigma 150mm - 300mm telephoto zoom lens. The images were captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.