The One Hundred Forty-Seventh New York Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 1, 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 15 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. W. 7 ft. x D. 7 ft.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Tapered shaft with cornice and apexed cap stands on a low, rough-hewn base. There is a band of stars around the upper portion of the shaft. The monument is topped with a polished sphere and the Corps disk insignia appears on the front and rear faces. There is a round State Seal relief affixed to the front of the pedestal. Above the Seal is a knapsack with canteen and cartridge box. The flanking markers are rough with a flat top one foot square. Overall height is 15.8 foot
What does it honor? The monument indicates the position held by the 147th New York Infantry on the morning of July 1, 1863 when it was attacked by Davis’ Brigade of Confederates.
How is it inscribed? 147TH/NEW YORK/INFANTRY/2D BRIGADE/1ST DIVISION/1ST CORPS
When was this photograph taken? December 11, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Reynolds Avenue, east side, north of Railroad Cut, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: November 15, 2009.
Location: Culp’s Hill, North Slocum Avenue. View Monument Location Map.
Description: The position marker is polished with an incised text. Small stone denotes the regiment’s position on July 2 and 3. It was erected in 1888.
The 147th New York Infantry was also known as Oswego Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Cutler’s Brigade in Wadsworth’s Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Lt. Col. Francis C. Miller (1830-1878). Carpenter and joiner in Oswego. Wounded on July 1 and at the Wilderness. Maj. George Harney (d. 1881) took command. Shoemaker born in Ireland. Wounded during the Overland Campaign and at Petersburg. Became a miner in Colorado after the War.
Number Engaged: 430
Casualties: 60 killed, 144 wounded, 92 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Guilford D. Mace, Company F, aged 30 of Palmero, killed July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant Daniel McAssy, Company I, aged 24, of Oswego, killed July 1
- 1st Lieutenant William P. Schenck, Company D, aged 23, of Fulton, mortally wounded on July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant Sylvester G. Taylor, Company E, aged 28, of Sandy Creek, mortally wounded on July 2
- 2nd Lieutenant David G. Van Dusen, Company D, aged 32, of Fulton, killed on July 1
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Morgan L. Allen, Company C, B-99
- Sgt. Edwin G. Alysworth, Company G, D-32
- Cpl. Joseph W. Burr, Company C, B-75 of the Pennsylvania plot
- Pvt. Jonathan B. Church, Company F, C-85
- Cpl. David Hadin, Company B, D-70
- Pvt. Elias Hanness, Company C, A-142
- Sgt. Samuel Lesage, Company A, E-46
- Pvt. James Mahoney, Company B, C-92
- Pvt. Henry Miller, Company B, A-121
- Pvt. Henry F. Morton, Company B-100
- Pvt. Asa Pattingill, Company F, C-111
- Sgt. Peter Shutts, Company G, B-109
- Pvt. Chauncey C. Snell, Company F, A-141
- Pvt. Joseph Stoutenger, Company G, C-112
- Pvt. David Welch, Company E, A-137
Raised: Oswego County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Oswego, N.Y., and mustered in September 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 25, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to December, 1862. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington north of the Potomac to December, 1862. Duty at Belle Plains, Va., until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Culpeper, Va., 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. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble’s Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 7, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 91st New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 175 Enlisted men by disease. Total 340.
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