Armistead and Hancock War Memorial

Gary Casteel

Size:  8 ¼” x 3 ½” x 3 ¾”
Weight:  1.75lbs
1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

Confederate General Lewis Armistead and Union General W. S. Hancock were friends and West Point classmates prior to the War Between the States.  Both served in the U. S.  Army, however with the war beginning, Armistead chose to resign his commission and side with his native South and fight for the Confederacy.

At Gettysburg, their brotherhood would be put to the test with Longstreet’s Assault or Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863.  Both were wounded as Armistead’s unit charged the Union line behind the stone wall near the “Angle”.  Armistead’s wounds were much worse than Hancock’s, thus he was captured while lying on the ground near where he fell.

Later, Armistead was removed to the Union 11th Corps field hospital at the George Spangler Farm where he died of his wounds July 5, 1863.  Hancock was treated afterwards and lived to survive the war and become a well-known military, political and civil leader.  He died February 9, 1886 while on active duty.

The monument is located near the Spangler Farm entrance off Blacksmith Shop Road and was dedicated on February 18, 2000.

Price: $135.00

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