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Gettysburg Series – Louisiana Memorial – The female figure is “Spirit Triumphant”, symbolizing the survival of the spirit and the ideas of these men that they did not die in vain. The eternal flame held in the other hand symbolizes the memory of these gallant men. It is the embodiment of the spirit that went into the Battle of Gettysburg with them.”

May 29 Lousiana Redo

The female figure is “Spirit Triumphant”, symbolizing the survival of the spirit and the ideas of these men that they did not die in vain. The eternal flame held in the other hand symbolizes the memory of these gallant men. It is the embodiment of the spirit that went into the Battle of Gettysburg with them.” The laurel tree which supports this symbolic figure is in two parts. One represents the North: one the South. It is now one tree trunk, united by the dove of Peace which has now come to the Battlefield of Gettysburg and to the Nation.”

Gettysburg Series – It is the largest of the Confederate monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield, a fitting tribute for the state that provided the largest contingent to the Army of Northern Virginia, its commander, and its name. Lee’s figure, topping the monument astride his favorite horse, Traveler, was created by sculptor Frederick Sievers from photographs and life masks of the general.

May 27 Seminary Virginia Memorial-3