About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 15 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 8 in. x D. 5 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Vertical, rectangular marker stands on a pedestal and a low, rough-hewn base. A relief of crossed rifles with a cartridge box encircled by a garland is affixed to the front face, and a State Seal relief is installed on the front, lower portion of the pedestal. The apexed cap is topped with a Corps star insignia bearing the number “137.” Monument is a two-part granite shaft with a pyramid top containing the corps insignia and set on a 5.8 foot square rough cut base. The lower part of the shaft is smooth cut with a bronze medallion and polished excised letters, and the upper part has bronze rifles and a haversack with excised inscriptions on three sides. Overall height is fifteen feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? Indicates position occupied on the morning July 3, 1863 and held until close of battle.
How is it inscribed? 137TH N.Y. INF’Y/3D BRIG. 2D DIV./12TH CORPS
When was this photograph taken? November 15, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East side of Slocum Avenue, north of Williams Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of Slocum Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Located on the extended tour route that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Col. David Ireland (1832-1864). Scottish-born tailor from New York City. He died on September 10, 1864 from dysentery.
Number Engaged: 456
Casualties: 40 killed, 87 wounded, 10 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Captain Joseph H. Gregg, Company I, mortally wounded on July 2, aged 26, of Binghamton
- 2nd Lieutenant Henry G. Hallett, Company E, aged 29, of Groton, killed on July 2
- 2nd Lieutenant John H. Van Emburgh, Company B, aged 24, of Candor
- Captain Oscar C. Williams, Company G, aged 22, of Binghamton, killed on July 3
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Frederick A. Archibald, Company C, E-20
- Pvt. William Besemer, Company D, A-36
- Sgt. Jacob W. Brockham, Company C, E-21
- Pvt. John Carnine, Company E, B-27
- Pvt. Jacob A. Casad, Company I, A-31
- Pvt. Benjamin Clark, Company K, B-28
- Pvt. James Dore, Company B, A-102
- Cpl. Wallace Foster, Company C, B-23
- Pvt. Josephus Gee, Company G, E-39
- Pvt. Peter Hill, Company A, E-25
- Sgt. Henry Johnson, Company E, B-29
- Pvt. Elisha Loomis, Company C, E-43
- Pvt. George W. Mabee, Company D, C-12
- Pvt. Charles Manning, Company C, E-10
- Pvt. Ira G. Martin, Jr., Company K, A-34
- Pvt. James H. Mullen, Company B, B-26
- Pvt. Horace W. Nichols, Company F, E-11
- Pvt. Marlon J. Pardee, Company F, E-18
- Pvt. Frederick M. Phelps, Company C, D-5
- Pvt. Richard W. Rush, Company A, E-23
- Pvt. Elijah Ryant, Company K, A-100
- Sgt. Samuel A. Smith, Company B, B-85
- Pvt. Alexander Stanton, Company C, E-24
- Pvt. George W. Strong, Company G, B-87
- Pvt. William T. Sutliff, Company B, E-41
- Pvt. Dean J. Swift, Company A, E-26
- Pvt. Parley Tilbury, Company B, C-67
- Cpl. Lucien D. Vining, Company A, E-16
- Pvt. Venable Wesley, Company D, A-33
- Pvt. William Wheeler, Company F, E-22
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. David Ireland (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Broome, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Binghampton, N.Y., and mustered in September 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 25, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Moved to Harper’s Ferry, Va., September 27-30, 1862. Duty at Bolivar Heights until December. Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Charlestown November 9. Reconnaissance to Winchester December 2-6. Charlestown and Berryville December 2. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16. At Fairfax Station until April 27, 1863. “Mud March” January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. 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 until September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 4. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge, November 27. Duty at Bridgeport until May, 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. Expedition to Tuckum’s Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Davisboro November 28. 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. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 102nd New York Infantry June 1. Regiment mustered out June 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 121 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 163 Enlisted men by disease. Total 294.
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