Friday, June 27, 2008

The Flag Bearer

Many monuments at Gettysburg depict flags - and their color bearers - showing their symbolic and tactical significance to the soldiers who fought under the banners. Few monuments, however, depict them as dynamically as the Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy memorial on S. Confederate Ave. A relatively new memorial for Gettysburg (dedicated 1965) the color bearer pushes forward, urging his comrades to follow. Sculptor Donald De Lue later created two more monuments for the field, the Louisiana and Mississippi state memorials. (Click image for larger view).

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