The One Hundred and Fifty New York Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 17, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 23 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. H. 10 ft. x W. 10 ft.
Who made it? Bissell, George Edwin, 1839-1920, sculptor. Van Wyck & Collins, fabricator.
What does it depict? The monument cost $4,400.00. Monument consists of five courses of rough-hewn granite and castellated pilasters and cap. Relief elements include a State Seal tondo, regimental flag and Corps star emblem. The monument is designed to be a “tower of invincible strength” and is composed of thirteen layers of stone (symbolic of the original 13 states). A bronze plaque contains the names of those who fell in the battle; an intertwined laurel and oak leaf bronze sculpture above the plaque symbolizes the citizen-soldier. The front of the monument contains a detailed history of the regiment. The monument was unveiled by Ketcham’s daughter; the flag used to drape the monument was the same flag that Sherman had raised over captured Atlanta. Monument that has two flanking markers and one position marker.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 150th New York Infantry on July 3, 1863 from 6:00 to 8:30 A.M. under heavy Confederate fire. Indicates position held July 3, 1863 6-8:30 AM & 10-12 noon. Monument is located on the east side of North Slocum Avenue.
How is it inscribed? 150TH/NEW YORK INFANTRY/2ND BRIGADE 1ST DIVISION/ 12TH CORPS/JULY 2ND & 3RD 1863/THIS REGIMENT DEFENDED/THESE WORKS ON JULY 3RD FROM 6:30 TO 9 AM AND/FROM 10:00 TO 12 AND/CAPTURED 200 PRISONERS
When was this photograph taken? March 21, 2008.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Culp’s Hill, east side of Slocum Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Located on extended tour route that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: February 6, 2009.
Location: Position marker is located near the Trostle house on United States Avenue. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Small stone monument with pyramid top. Denotes the regiment’s role in the recapture of Bigelow’s Battery on July 2, 1863. Marker is set on a natural boulder.
The 150th New York Infantry was also known as The Dutchess County Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Lockwood’s Brigade in Williams’ Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. John H. Ketcham (1832-1906). Farmer from Dover Plains and member of state legislature. Wounded at battle of Marion in 1864. Elected to U.S. Congress.
Number Engaged: 609
Casualties: 7 killed, 23 wounded, 15 missing
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Barnard C. Burnett, Company G, C-10
- Pvt. Charles Howgate, Company A, C-11
- Pvt. Levi Rust, Company A, C-9
- Cpl. John Van Alstyne, Company A, B-20
- Pvt. John P. Wing, Company A, B-21
- Pvt. Talmadge Wood, Company C, B-82
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. John H. Ketcham (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Dutchess County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and mustered in October 10, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., October 11, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to February, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Georgia, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Baltimore, Md., until February, 1863, and in the Middle Department until July, 1863. Joined Army of the Potomac in the field. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign July. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until September, 1863. Movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty on line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21, Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett’s House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 8, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 49 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 78 Enlisted men by disease. Total 132.
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