About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Cast 1889. Dedicated June 26, 1891.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: Quincy granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. 9 in. x 3 ft. x 2 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 14 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 10 in.
Who made it? Buberl, Caspar, 1834-1899, sculptor. Frederick & Field, fabricator. Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder.
What does it depict? A bronze figure of a Civil War soldier advancing forward on the battlefront with his rifle cocked and ready to shoot. His canteen and ammunition pouches are slung over his shoulder, and his cap is titled back on his head. The sculpture rests on a rectangular base adorned on the front with a circular bronze relief depicting the state seal. A trefoil symbol adorns the north and south sides of the base. The monument marks the position held by the regiment on July 3, 1863 at the time of Longstreet’s assault. Memorial cost $2,400.00. Monument is a battered shaft of smooth and polished granite set on a 8.2×5.10 foot rough cut stepped base with tooled edge. The shaft has excised letters with a bronze medallion and tablet, and capped with a bronze infantryman. Overall height is 14.3 feet. Sculptured by Casper Buberl. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? The monument stands at the spot where the regiment’s colors stood during the battle on July 3; on this spot, four color bearers and two officers fell defending Cemetery Ridge during “Pickett’s Charge.”
How is it inscribed? 111TH NEW YORK INFANTRY,/3RD BRIGADE,/3RD DIVISION,/2ND CORPS
When was this photograph taken? December 17, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, North Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of north Hancock Avenue at the Brian Barn.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
Commander: Col. Clinton D. MacDougall (1839-1914). He was born in Scotland and was a banker in Auburn. Wounded on July 3 at Gettysburg and again at Petersburg. Served in U.S. Congress; buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Number Engaged: 390
Casualties: 58 killed, 177 wounded, 14 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant John H. Drake, Company F, killed on July 3, aged 22, of Auburn
- 2nd Lieutenant Erastus M. Granger, Company D, killed on July 3, of Auburn
- 1st Lieutenant Augustus Proseus, Company E, killed on July 2, 26, of Sodus
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. John E. Bailey, Company I, E-63
- Pvt. George W. Bemis, Company K, B-37
- Pvt. Bartlett Brown, Company E, C-15 of the New Hampshire Plot
- Pvt. Elbert Brown, Company G, G-46
- Pvt. Hiram Burch, Company K, A-48
- Pvt. George Claxton, Company G, E-106
- Pvt. John Cripps, Company E, C-29
- Pvt. Peter De Vos, Company E, B-70
- Pvt. Henry Detrick, Company K, D-110
- Pvt. John J. Dunning, Company D, B-68
- Pvt. James H. Griswold, Company E, D-21
- Pvt. Thomas D. Hawkins, Company E, C-25
- Cpl. Archibald G. McAfee, Company A, C-31
- Pvt. Arthur McAlpine, Company G, G-94
- Pvt. Alexander McGillora, Company G, B-36
- Pvt. Joseph Morgan, Company H, C-16
- Pvt. Rufus S. Myers, Company K, E-37
- Pvt. John B. Nostrand, Company G, E-56
- Sgt. Ira Penoyar, Company D, B-67
- Pvt. Henry W. Roberts, Company E, C-26
- Pvt. Martin V. Roe, Company K, D-109
- Pvt. Randolph Rose, Company F, D-50
- Pvt. Hudson Thompson, Company I, G-77
- Cpl. Ambrose L. Van Valkenburgh, Company E, E-57
- Pvt. Myron H. Van Winkle, Company E, A-72
- Pvt. Alozono Wallace, Company A, C-14
- Pvt. Charles Weeden, Company D, F-34
- Pvt. Wessel T. Whitbeck, Company E, D-31
- Pvt. Emmet M. Whitmore, Company E, D-58
- Pvt. William E. Whitmore, Company E, C-28
- Pvt. Henry Wood, Company K, D-18
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Clinton D. MacDougall (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Cayuga and Waynes counties
Notable Facts: Nicknamed “The Wayne and Cayuga Regiment.”
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Auburn, N.Y., and mustered in August 20, 1862. Left State for Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., August 21, 1862. Attached to Miles’ Command, Harper’s Ferry, to September, 1862. Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862. Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Casey’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Defense of Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 12-15, 1862. Regiment surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., and duty there guarding prisoners until December, 1862. Exchanged November 23, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the defenses of that city and at Centreville, Va., until June, 1863. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and joined 2nd Army Corps June 25. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 25-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Lewinsville October 3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Blackburn’s and Mitchell’s Fords October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At and near Stevensburg, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton’s Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; 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 23-26. 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream’s Station August 25. Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road March 31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865. Veterans and recruits transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 210 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 178 Enlisted men by disease. Total 400.
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