About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888.
What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 9 ft. 4 in. x 9 ft. x 5 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Pickett, Byron M., sculptor. Power, Maurice J., 1838-1902, fabricator.
What does it depict? A granite monument set on two-tiered granite base and featuring bronze reliefs. Overall height is 9.4 foot. On the front is a bronze tondo relief of the New York State Crest and bronze text plaque. On the back is a rectangular relief plaque depicting the charge of the 62nd New York Infantry recapturing cannons. Flanking markers are flat topped one foot square
What does it honor? The monument marks the position held by the 62nd New York Infantry just prior to the counter charge with 139th and 93rd Pennsylvania regiments, to recapture two of Winslows 12-pounder Napoleons left in Wheatfield, the evening of July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? ON THE SITE OF THIS MONUMENT THE REGIMENT UNDER COMMAND/OF LIEUT. COL. T. B. HAMILTON/CHARGED THE ENEMY AND RECAPTURED TWO GUNS
When was this photograph taken? April 15, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Althoff Lane, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located north of Wheatfield Road on the current day J. Weikert Farm lane.
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 62nd New York Infantry was also known as Anderson’s Zouaves. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Wheaton’s Brigade in Newton’s Division of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. David J. Nevin (1828-1880). Coal merchant from New York City.
Number Engaged: 237
Casualties: 1 killed, 11 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Alfred Ralph, Company A, E-62
Raised: New York City
Notable Facts: The regiment was named in honor of, and raised under the auspices of, Major Robert Anderson, “the hero of Fort Sumter.”
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at New York City and mustered in June 30, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 21, 1861. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to October, 1861. Pack’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Wheaton’s Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah to July, 1865. Fort Schuyler, N.Y., to August, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Ordered to the Peninsula, Virginia, March 25. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom’s Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. At Downsville, Md., September 23 to October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20-November 19, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Franklin’s Crossing June 5-7. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Brandy Station and vicinity until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. 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 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern defenses of Washington July 11-12. Pursuit of Early July 14-21. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Gilbert’s Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Winchester September 19. Strasburg September 21. Fisher’s Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville, Va., April 23-27, and duty there until May 24. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July, and Fort Schuyler, N.Y., until August 30. Mustered out August 30, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 85 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 172.
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