About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? June 13, 1888.
What is it made out of? Quincy granite with bronze reliefs.
What size is it? Approx. 14 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
Who made it? O’Kelley, S. J., sculptor. Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Vertical, narrow shaft and pedestal stand on a low, rough-hewn base. The Greek Cross Corps emblem is on the cap. A tondo with the State Seal appears on the shaft. A relief on the pedestal depicts a single uniformed soldier standing with arms reversed on a field amid a knapsack, drum, kepi and broken musket. His rifle faces backwards in the pose “Reverse Arms” — the position taken at parade rest during funerals and meant to honor fallen comrades. An inscription on the relief reads, “It is over.” These three elements are on the front of the monument. Overall height is 14.4 foot.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 67th New York on the morning of July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? ENGAGED/IN 23 BATTLE;/ARMY/OF THE POTOMAC,/GETTYSBURG,/JULY 2D-3D 1863 (On left:) ACCEPTED AND/MUSTERED IN AS/U.S. VOLUNTEERS/JUNE 20, 1861,/MUSTERED OUT/JULY 4, 1864./320 RE-ENLISTED/VETERANS/SERVED/THROUGHOUT THE WAR.
When was this photograph taken? December 15, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Slocum Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Slocum Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Monument is on the extended tour route that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
The 67th New York Infantry was also known as The First Long Island. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Shaler’s Brigade in Newton’s Division of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. Nelson Cross (1824-1897). Brother of Edward Cross, killed commanding brigade in Hancock’s Corps. Mexican War veteran, lawyer in Cincinnati, member of Ohio legislature, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas judge. Was lawyer in Brooklyn at beginning of War.
Number Engaged: 356
Casualties: 1 missing
Raised: Kings and Monroe counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., June 24, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 21, 1861. Attached to Graham’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Graham’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, and Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 25. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20-November 19, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio, January to March, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle” May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17 to July 9. (Non-Veterans mustered out July 4, 1864.) Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington July 11-12. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-September 1. Battalion consolidated with 65th Regiment New York Infantry September 1, 1864. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 75 Enlisted men by disease. Total 178.
New York at Gettysburg
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