About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 3, 1888.
What is it made out of? Westerly granite with bronze elements.
What size is it? Approx. 11 x 6 x 6 ft.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Short, stout shaft stands on a sloped pedestal and rough-hewn base. Decorative elements consist of a round bronze New York State Seal on the front of the shaft and a bronze crescent corps insignia on the sloped front and rear portions of the pedestal. Base is six foot square. Overall height is eleven foot. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? Erected by the State of New York, this monument is located at the position held by the 119th New York Infantry during the afternoon of July 1, 1863. Under fire regiment fell back to town.
How is it inscribed? THE STATE OF NEW YORK/DEDICATES THIS MONUMENT/TO THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS/OF THE 119TH REGIMENT N.Y. INF’TY/WHO, AS PATRIOTIC CITIZENS/OBEYED THE SUMMONS OF THEIR/COUNTRY, OFFERING THEIR LIVES FOR/THE CAUSE OF UNION AND LIBERTY./CASUALTIES/KILLED 11, WOUNDED 70/CAPTURED OR MISSING 59, TOTAL 140./TAKEN INTO ACTION/16 OFFICERS, 284 MEN
When was this photograph taken? June 6, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East Howard Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the south side of East Howard Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Located on extended tour route that includes Barlow’s Knoll.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Col. John T. Lockman (1834-1912). Law student in New York City. Wounded on July 1. Lt. Col. Edward F. Lloyd (1836-1864) took command from the wounded Lockman. Worked for a publishing firm in New York City. He was killed at Resaca and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Number Engaged: 300
Casualties: 11 killed, 70 wounded, 59 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Emil Frost, Company E, aged 26, killed July 2, of New York City
- 1st Lieutenant Mathias Rasemann, Company G, killed July 1, aged 26, of New York City
- Captain Otto Trumpelman, Company C, mortally wounded on July 1, of New York City, aged 23
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Gottlieb Dilpert, Company C, E-51
- Pvt. Heinrich Droeber, Company B, E-48
- Pvt. William Dwyer, Company A, D-124
- Sgt. Julius Friederici, Company D, A-52
- Pvt. Bernhard German, Company D, B-90
- Pvt. Samuel Haigue, Company A, A-115
- Pvt. George Halbing, Company G, C-82
- Cpl. Peter Junck, Company E, A-61
- Pvt. Charles E. Roseville, Company H, C-69
- Cpl. George Rothlauf, Company E, C-74
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Benjamin A. Willis (will open a pop up window).
Raised: New York City and from Queens County.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at New York City and mustered in September 4, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 6, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.—Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until November, 1862. Movement to Gainesville, Va., November 1-9, thence to Centreville November 18, and to Falmouth December 9-16. At Stafford Court House until January 20, 1863. “Mud March” January 20-24. At Stafford Court House until April 27. 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. Guard duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty there and in Lookout Valley until November 22. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Alabama until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Operations against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Mill Creek or Dug Gap May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. 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. Kolk’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 to November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Between Eden and Pooler’s Stations December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Smithfield, N. C., April 11. 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 30-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 7, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 102nd New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 92 Enlisted men by disease. Total 166.
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