About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? September 24, 1891.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: Quincy granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 27 ft. 10 in. x 12 ft x 12 ft.; Figure: H. 7 ft.; Tepee: 16 x 6 ft.; Base: H. 10 ft.
Who made it? Boyle, John J., 1851/52-1917, sculptor. Bureau Brothers, founder.
What does it depict? A portrait of Native-American Chief Tammany standing in front of a teepee at the top of an elaborate granite base adorned with bronze plaques. The lower part of the shaft has excised polished letters and the upper part has a polished face with excised letters, bronze medallion, and three bronze tablets. It cost $8,500. It stands at nearly 28′ in total height.
What does it honor? Indicates position held morning July 2, 1863 & July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? THIS REGIMENT WAS RAISED/AN ORGANIZED BY COLONEL/WILLIAM D. KENNEDY UNDER/THE PATRONAGE OF THE/TAMMANY SOCIETY AND/OF THE UNION DEFENSE/COMMITTEE OF/NEW YORK
When was this photograph taken? December 11, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of Hancock Avenue near the Copse of Trees.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
The 42nd New York Infantry was also known as Tammany Hall Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Hall’s Brigade in Gibbon’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Col. James E. Mallon (1836-1863). Native of Brooklyn; wholesale commission business in New York City. Wounded at Seven Pines; killed at Bristoe Station.
Number Engaged: 197
Casualties: 15 killed, 55 wounded, 4 missing
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Thomas Barren, Company D, C-19
- Cpl. Peter Brentzer, Company I, B-32
- Cpl. William Byrne, Company K, B-51
- Color Sgt. Michael Cuddy, Company I, A-69
- Pvt. James Cullen, Company F, C-17
- Pvt. Thomas James, Company A, A-42
- Pvt. Felix McGraw, Company F, E-38
- Pvt. Patrick McMorrow, Company E, D-15
- Pvt. Hugh Murphy, Company G, B-31
- Pvt. Ambrose E. Paine, Company F, B-72
- Pvt. Michael Riley, Company G, G-45
- Pvt. John Smith, Company D, C-18
- Sgt. Christopher Stone, Company G, D-41
- Pvt. Frederick Tibell, Company K, D-16
- Pvt. Peter West, Company K, C-43
After Action Report: After Action Report (will open a pop up window).
Raised: New York City.
Notable Facts: It was organized by the Tammany Club, a New York Democratic Party club.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Great Neck and mustered in June 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., July 18. Attached to Stone’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, October, 1861. Gorman’s Brigade, Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. Burns’ Brigade, Sedgwick’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until October, and on Upper Potomac to March, 1862. Operations on the Upper Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Action at Ball’s Bluff October 21. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., thence to Charlestown and Berryville, Va., March 7-13, 1862. Movement toward Winchester and return to Bolivar Heights March 13-15. Moved to Fortress Monroe March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Tunstall Station June 14. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-28, thence march to Fairfax Court House August 28-31, and cover retreat of Pope’s army to Washington August 31-September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. At Stevensburg until May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle” May 12. North Anna River May 28-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to July 13. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Mustered out July 13, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 82nd Regiment New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 141 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 103 Enlisted men by disease. Total 256.
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