The park

  • 2 Walkways to the Statue - One walkway represents the North, the other the South, and in the center, there is Unity.
  • There will be 3 flags behind the statue as well; 1 of the current American flag, 1 of the Union flag period to the time, and 1 of the Confederate government at the end of the war.
  • There will be 4 benches in the park - Custom bench frames will be made in the North by KBM Industries and the wood for the bench will come from the South. Visitors will sit in unity.
  • There will be 3 Educational Markers that talk about the 3 key points I’ve chosen for my project; History, Communications, and Music 
  • 36 Box Wood Bushes – these represent the 36 states that fought in the war

The Statue

  • Statue will feature a young drummer boy . The statue’s message will be “Unity” and will pay tribute to both Northern and Southern soldiers, especially musicians that fought in the war.
  • The statue will be casted from bronze using materials from the North.  Statue will be sculpted by US Veteran Gary Casteel,  sculptor of the Gettysburg Battlefield Longstreet Monument .  
  • The pedestal of the monument will be made from granite coming from the South. 
  • A plaque will acknowledge all contributors and donors to the project

UNITY PARK

  • For my Eagle Scout project, I have commissioned the design, construction, and installation of a bronze monument of a Civil War Drummer Boy dedicated to Civil War Era Musicians.
  • A symbolic park called "Unity Park", will surround the monument.
  • There are NO monuments dedicated to Civil War musicians anywhere in the United States.
  • Unity Park will be located in downtown Gettysburg on property located off Baltimore Street.
  • The Park and the Statue were unveiled on July 5, 2015 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and focus on Unity.

Lefever and Baltimore Street - Gettysburg, PA

 eAGLE sCOUT PROJECT - GETTYSBURG, pa