Major General John F. Reynolds Monument
Killed in Battle July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg One Hundred Sixty Years ago today
He was the highest-ranking officer killed at the Battle and one of the most senior officers to die in the Civil War. His decision to commit his infantry west of Gettysburg set the course of the fighting, but his death early in the battle was a serious blow to the Union Army. The statue weighs four and a half tons, yet is superbly balanced with only two of the horse’s feet on the ground. The monument follows the universally denied “rule” (or coincidence) that a monument’s horse with two feet off the ground indicates its rider was killed in battle.
Thanks for stopping