Facts and Trivia

Some idea of the tremendous work at Gettysburg may be inferred from the fact stated that more shells were discharged in the single battle of Gettysburg than were employed in all the battles that Napoleon ever fought.

More than 3,000 horses were killed at Gettysburg

During the bombardment atop Cemetery Ridge on the 3rd day of Gettysburg, Union Brig. Gen. John Gibbon could have received some satisfaction from knowing the enemy was using his The Artillerist's Manual as their guide.

There are over 830 monuments and 400 guns located at the Gettysburg Battlefield.

The face of the New York State Memorial in the National Cemetary statue is hard to see clearly at the top, but it is crying. It depicts the state of New York, mourns over the graves of fallen New York soldiers.

Kentucky has a State Monument at Gettysburg erected in 1975, it is the small monument in the National Cemetary with the bronze plaques of Lincoln's handwritten address on it. Only a small disk on the front identifies the monument. Kentucky contributed soldiers to both sides as a border state, and was the birthplace of both Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.

The statue of General Gouvernor K. Warren on Little Round Top was built with all funds privately raised.

The monument of the 20th Massachussetts Infantry consists of a huge boulder that stood in a playground in Massachussetts where many of the unit's soldiers played as children.

During the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the only civilian to die was twenty-year-old Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, who was shot through the heart while making bread. Congress passed an Act which allowed the flag at her grave to fly day and night. Only the graves of 2 women have such a distinction. The other is Betsy Ross.


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