Designing a Civil War Memorial

I designed the Delaware Memorial at Gettysburg, dedicated in 2000 as one of the last monuments authorized to stand on the battlefield before a moratorium was imposed.  

I learned a life lesson when the architectural firm that took my design and rendered it in a form useful to the stonemason was given credit in some media sources for having designed the monument!  Above is my first drawing of March 1998.  Later I mocked up the entire monument in paper full-size in my tiny house, using authentic Column of Trajan letters.

I am seventh from the left in this photograph taken on dedication day.  The late sculptor Ron Tunison (far right) created the bronze bas-relief.  Below, Tunison poses with the memorial.