Honoring Uncommon Valor in Our Nation's Greatest Trial
In the summer of 1863, two mighty armies converged on a
small, quiet Pennsylvania town - Gettysburg. Here, 65,000
Confederate troops led by General Robert E. Lee massed against Union
General George Meade and his army of 85,000. In a bitter, three day
struggle, these two mighty waves of blue and gray would crash headlong in
what would become the greatest battle ever fought on American soil, and a
monumental turning point in the War Between the States.
To honor this epic event in American
history, and to honor all the brave soldiers who fought at Gettysburg,
America Remembers proudly presents the Gettysburg Tribute Rifle. For
the Tribute, we have selected the legendary Henry Rifle, a coveted weapon
of soldiers on both sides of the battle.
Each rifle in the edition is produced for us by the master craftsmen of A. Uberti,
which is regarded as the world's premier maker of historic firearms recreations.
side features four portraits of notable military commanders at Gettysburg.
There is Robert E. Lee, the revered military genius whose loyalty
to Virginia made him end years of faithful service to the U.S. Army to
become commander of the Confederate forces. George Meade
matched wits with Lee at Gettysburg just days after assuming his post as
commander of the Union Army. On the first day of fighting, John
Buford and a small cavalry force held back the Confederate army for
hours until Union reinforcements arrived. J.E.B. Stuart led a
Confederate cavalry division in a spectacular three-hour cavalry battle
against Union troopers. In the center is a depiction of Lincoln
delivering his immortal Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the
Gettysburg National Cemetery. To the right is an image of a cannon
and artillerymen with an excerpt from Lincoln's historic speech:
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall
not have died in vain."
side features four portraits of legendary leaders at Gettysburg.
There is James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee's field commander and the
man he affectionately called his "old warhorse." Winfield Scott
Hancock inspired the Union troops by braving heavy artillery
bombardments and when injured, went on supervising the battle from his
stretcher. George Pickett commanded the Virginia regiments
that led the Confederate charge up Cemetery Ridge. Joshua
Lawrence Chamberlain and the men of the 20th Maine held Little Round
Top against repeated enemy charges before pushing the Confederates back
with a counter-charge of their own. To the far right, a cannon and
artillerymen are shown along with the inscription: "Armistead at
Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863." Prominently featured in the center
is a battle scene with Lewis A. Armistead leading the Confederate
forces that broke through to reach a Union cannon in what is often
considered the "High water mark of the Confederacy."
Henry Repeating Rifle (Uberti)
Barrel Length: 24 1/4"
Stock: Polished Walnut
Edition Limit: 500
Decoration: Each Tribute rifle is decorated in 24-karat
gold and nickel artwork with blackened patinaed highlights by craftsmen
specifically commissioned by America Remembers.
Since the Gettysburg Tribute is a working rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of