About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 3, 1888.
What is it made out of? Quincy granite; Relief plaque: bronze.
What size is it? Approx. 11 ft. x 9 ft. x 6 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? A rectangular granite monument carved at the top with a trefoil symbol is adorned on the front with a round bronze relief plaque depicting the state seal. Monument has a stepped granite shaft of which the upper part is polished and topped with a clover leaf insignia, and set on a stepped base with the bottom step 9×6.8 foot. Upper part of the shaft has excised inscription above a medallion on one side and a bronze tablet on the opposite face. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? The monument marks the position held by the regiment on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 125TH NEW YORK INFANTRY,/30 BRIG. 3D DIV. 2D CORPS./RECRUITED IN RENSSELAER CO. N.Y./MUSTERED IN AT TROY, N.Y. AUG. 27TH 1862/ENGAGED IN 23 BATTLES./MUSTERED OUT AT ALBANY, N.Y. JUNE 5, 1865
When was this photograph taken? April 15, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, North Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of north Hancock 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. The bronze inscription plaque was added in 1902 by the Regimental Committee after permission was granted by the Secretary of War to do so in 1897.
Commander: Lt. Col. Levin Crandell (1826-1907). Book keeper from Troy; wounded at Petersburg.
Number Engaged: 500
Casualties: 26 killed, 104 wounded, 9 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Colonel George L. Willard, Field Officer commanding the Brigade, killed on July 2, aged 32, of Troy.
- Captain Ephraim Wood, Company H, mortally wounded on July 3, aged 45, of Troy
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Edward Beren, Company I, C-104
- Sgt. William A. Callen, Company A, A-63
- Pvt. Bartholomew Carmody, Company A, B-71
- Pvt. Chauncey J. Crandall, Company K, A-90
- Pvt. Henry J. Davis, Company B, C-103
- Sgt. Marshall E. Hiccox, Company D, A-134
- Sgt. George S. Moss, Company C, D-123
- Pvt. Jacob B. Raisch, Company I, C-60
- Pvt. Robert Snyder, Company E, A-44
- Pvt. A.B. Usher, Company D, A-91
- Sgt. Sylvester Vanderpool, Company I, E-66
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Harry L. Haskell (will open a pop up window).
Medal of Honor Winners: CLARK, HARRISON. Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 125th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered service at: Chatham, N.Y. Birth: Chatham, N.Y. Date of issue: 11 June 1895. Citation: Seized the colors and advanced with them after the color bearer had been shot.
Raised: Rensselaer County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Troy, N.Y., and mustered in August 29, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 31; thence moved to Martinsburg, Va., September 2, 1862. Retreat to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 11-12. Attached to Miles’ Command, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, 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, West Va., September 12-15, 1862. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Bolivar Heights September 14-15. Surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there guarding prisoners until November, 1862. Declared exchanged November 22, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., November 23-25. Camp at Arlington Heights, Va., until December 3, and at Centreville, Va., until June, 1863. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and Joined 2nd Army Corps June 25, 1863. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 25-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on lines of the Rappahannock.and Rapidan until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan 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 “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, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north side 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. 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. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out at Alexandria, Va.. June 5, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 240.
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