About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 3, 1893.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Concord granite with bronze relief; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 12 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 10 in. x D. 5 ft. 4 in.
Who made it? Buberl, Caspar, 1834-1899, sculptor.
What does it depict? Vertical marker stands on a tiered, rough-hewn base. A relief consisting of three crossed flags and a State Seal are affixed to the front face. A crescent insignia of the 11th Corps appears on the reverse, at top. Monument is a smooth cut chamfered granite shaft with bronze bas-relief and crescent, and excised inscriptions on the east and west faces and set on a 6.10×5.4 foot, two-part rough hewn base. Sculptured by Casper Buberl. Flanking markers are 2×1 foot with the right possessing a slant face and the left with a flat top.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 41st New York Infantry on July 2, 1863 between 5:00 to 6:00 A.M. as they sustained an attack on its line. They held this position through July 4, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 41ST. N.Y. INFANTRY/1ST BRIG. 1ST. DIV. 11TH. CORPS./(DE KALB REGIMENT)/JULY 2, 3, 4, 1863. (On rear:) CASUALTIES/KILLED 15./WOUNDED 58./MISSING 2./TOTAL LOSS 75.
When was this photograph taken? August 18, 2008.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Wainwright Avenue, west side, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located near the south end of Wainwright Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
The 41st New York Infantry was also known as the De Kalb Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Von Gilsa’s Brigade in Barlow’s Division of the Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Lt. Col. Heinrich D. von Einsiedel (1832-1865). He was a former German military officer. Died of typhoid fever in Petersburg on August 23, 1865 and buried in Poplar Grove National Cemetery.
Number Engaged: 218
Casualties: 15 killed, 58 wounded, 2 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Reinhold Winzer, Company A, of Brooklyn, killed on July 2 or 3.
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Rudolph Beerman, Company E, E-70
- Sgt. Friedrich Blackstein, Company A, E-8
- Cpl. Henry S. Bollinger, Company E, E-75
- Pvt. Herman Dehmel, Company E, E-72
- Pvt. John Dierschow, Company B, E-79
- Pvt. Joseph Klebenspies, Company E, E-76
- Pvt. Solomon Lesser, Company I, E-74
- Pvt. Henry Muller, Company B, C-71
- Pvt. Albert Spitz, Company H, E-78
- Cpl. Conrad Waelde, Company K, E-77
- Pvt. Friedrich Wentz, Company I, A-106
- Cpl. Friedrich Woehl, Company B, E-80
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. Detleo von Einsiedel (will open a pop up window).
Raised: New York City, Philadelphia, and Essex County (New Jersey)
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Yorkville, N.Y., and mustered in June 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., July 8. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Runyon’s Reserve Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. W. T. Sherman’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to September, 1861. Martindale’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1861. Unassigned, Blenker’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Unassigned, Blenker’s 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade. Gordon’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hardin’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kitching’s Provisional Division, and Army of the Shenandoah, to December, 1864. Ferrero’s Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., Army of the James, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to December, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April, 1862. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to August. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Sperryville and Centreville until August. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Sulphur Springs August 24. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until December. Reconnaissance to Snicker’s Ferry and Berryville November 28-30. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-16. Duty at Falmouth and Brook’s 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-August 1. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Ordered to Folly Island, S.C., August 1. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., August 8-September 7. Operations against Charleston and duty on Folly Island, S. C., September, 1863, to August, 1864. Expedition to Johns and James Islands February 6-14, 1864. Action at Bugbee’s Bridge February 9 and 11. Demonstrations on James Island May 21-22 and July 1-10. Ordered to Washington, D.C., August, 1864, and duty there until September 27. Ordered to Shenandoah Valley September 27, and duty there until November 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., and duty in the defenses at that point until March, 1865. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., December, 1864, to April, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until December. Mustered out December 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 69 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 69 Enlisted men by disease. Total 143.
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