View Full Version : 114th PA Zouave to be Reset Tomorrow at 2 pm!

03-08-2006, 06:51 PM
Gettysburg National Military Park's monument preservation staff will reset the life-sized bronze sculpture of a Zouave infantryman onto the pedastal of the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry monument on Thursday, March 9 at approximately 2 p.m.

The monument, dedicated on July 2, 1886, was damaged along with two other monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield during the early morning hours of Feb 16th, 2006.

The National Park Service is investigating the incidents and is looking for information that may help them find the individuals responsible. They have received no significant leads. The Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg and other organizations and individuals have posted a reward of $36,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent monument vandalization.

Preservation specialists at Gettysburg spent a total of 130 hours working on the 114th PA monument, fabricating a new ramrod, which had been stolen, carefully removing gouges, and refurbishing the bronze figure. Repairs are underway on the cast iron fence that surrounds the monument...

I will be there in uniform to take photos and just see it all done. There are more photos of the repaired monument...and the vandalism on www.114thpa.com under the 2006 photos link.


03-08-2006, 07:01 PM

its time to send in those donations to the Zouave Monument Fund!
Please send them to:

Zouave Monument Fund
565 Elm St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Make all checks out to "Zouave Monument Fund" and put "monument repair" in the memo line. I will send a receipt to anyone who sends a donation in. These donations are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE, as they are a gift. To become a non-profit corporation we would have to incorporate, and hire a lawyer. We are registered as a ficticious name corporation, not a non-profit.

Thank you, and God bless you all!

03-08-2006, 07:20 PM
That's good to hear that the monument has been fixed Shaun.How are the repairs to the other monuments coming?
Cullen Smith

03-09-2006, 07:18 PM

there is so much work to do, yet, on all 3 of the monuments. You don't even want to know about the 11th Massachusetts monument. The top is reduced to rubble...

The 4th NY Battery monument needs a new sponge-rammer...and a head. I hope and pray that the Park gets the original head back, as that would make their job a million times easier...and about $10,000 cheaper.


03-10-2006, 10:27 AM
That sucks Shaun.It's hard to belive that some jack@$$ would do something like this,let alone a group of them.Let's hope that people in PA will open their hearts and help Gettysburg find those SOBs.Hopefully,when they do,they do Civil Wat punishemnts on them.Where's my copy of "Hardtack and Copy"? :twisted: Save some for me.
Cullen Smith