About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 1, 1888.
What is it made out of? Westerly white and red granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 51 ft.; Base: approx. W. 15 x D. 15 ft.
Who made it? Hamilton, J. G., sculptor. Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Obelisk stands on double base. It is comprised of alternating smooth-faced white granite and rough-hewn red granite. Relief elements include the First Corps insignia and a New York State Seal. The work is topped with an open-winged eagle. Flank markers have apex tops. This monument cost $6,000.00 and was dedicated at a very large ceremony on July 1, 1888.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the regiment during the afternoon of July 1, 1863 when they aided in the repulse of Iverson’s Confederate Brigade. It was the third New York monument erected at Gettysburg and the first to a regiment recruited from New York City.
How is it inscribed? 2ND BRIG./2ND DIV. 1ST CORPS/83RD N.Y. INFTY/NINTH REGIMENT
When was this photograph taken? April 15, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West side of Doubleday Avenue, south of Robinson, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. It is located on the west side of Doubleday Avenue south of the intersection with Robinson Avenue.
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 83rd New York Infantry was also known as City Guards. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Baxter’s Brigade in Robinson’s Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moesch (1829-1864). Born in Switzerland; became baker in New York City. Killed at the Wilderness.
Number Engaged: 215
Casualties: 6 killed, 18 wounded, 58 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Lt. Charles A. Clark, Company B, mortally wounded on July 1, aged 25, of New York City, buried in National Cemetery at B-138
- Capt. Thomas W. Quirk, Company A, killed July 1, aged 24, of New York City
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Patrick Burns, Company H, B-121
- Sgt. Henry J. Curry, Company L, B-6
Raised: New York City
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Volunteered for three years’ service. Left New York City for Washington, D.C., May 27, 1861. Mustered in at Washington June 8. 1861. Attached to Stone’s Command, June 10 to July 7, 1861. Stone’s Brigade, Patterson’s Army, to August 17, 1861. Stile’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Abercrombie’s 2nd Brigade, Williams’ 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Corps, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May 9, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May 30, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June 7, 1864.
SERVICE.–Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7, 1861. Duty on the Upper Potomac until March, 1862. Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., July 4, 1861. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley March and April, 1862. Occupation of Winchester March 12. Pursuit of and operations against Jackson March 24-April 27. Near Warrenton Junction April 6 and 16. Reconnaissance to Rappahannock River and North Fork April 18. Rappahannock Crossing April 18. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia June to September. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14. Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. “Mud March” January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-May 3. Battle of Chancellorsville May 3-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October, Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad until April, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan May 3-June 7. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-7. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Relieved June 7 and ordered to the rear for muster out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 97th New York Infantry June 7, 1864. Regiment mustered out at New York City June 23, 1864, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 147 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 244.
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