1910 Pennsylvania Monument Dedication at Gettysburg Badge

Offered is a very nice badge worn at the Pennsylvania Monument dedication on Gettysburg battlefield.  The badge has a silver colored hanger with "Pennsylvania" written on it.  A blue ribbon is suspended from the hanger.  On the ribbon in gold ink is the likeness of the Pennsylvania Monument.  Written in the gold ink on the ribbon is "Mem.(Memorial), Gettysburg - Sept. 27, 1910".  A second metal hanger is attached tot he bottom of the ribbon.  Written on it is "Souvenir".  A round disk drop is attached to the second hanger.  On the front of the disk is the likeness of an armed Union soldier standing in front of tents.  On the back of the disk is the likeness of the Gettysburg monument which is in the National Cemetary.  Written around the monuments likeness is "In Memory of our Noble Dead".  The badge is approximately 4 3/4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide.  The ribbon is solid on this badge.  Most of the time you find this badge with tearand separations in the ribbon but not this one!  

The State of Pennsylvania Monument is the largest monument on the Gettysburg battlefield. The tip of the sword of the statue of Winged Victory is 110 feet high. A staircase takes visitors to the roof of the monument, which offers a panoramic view of the battlefield.

The monument is made from North Carolina granite set over an iron and concrete frame. Sculptor Samuel Murray created the 7,500 pound statue of Winged Victory which stand on top of the dome; its metal came from melted down Civil War cannon. He also created the reliefs over each of the arches. The monument was dedicated on September 27th, 1910. The statues on each side of the arches were added after April of 1913.See the source imageFrom the inscriptions flanking the front entrance:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In honor of her sons who on this field fought for the Preservation of the Union July 1.2. & 3. 1863

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
69 Regiments Infantry
9 Regiments Cavalry
7 Batteries Artillery
Total Present 34530
Killed and mortally wounded 1182
Wounded 3177 Missing 860
State of Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg

Price: $365.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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