About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected between 1907 and 1908.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished red Jonesboro Granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? 24 by 50 inches and 7 feet high.
Who made it? Van Armitage Granite Company
What does it depict? One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6′x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze.
What does it honor? Locates positions occupied by Regular 11th Infantry during Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
SECOND DIVISION SECOND BRIGADE
ELEVENTH U. S. INFANTRY
Major Delancey Floyd Jones Commanding
July 2. Arrived in the morning with the Brigade and took position on the right of the Twelfth Corps. Afterwards moved to the left and at 5 P. M. formed line on the right of Little Round Top and advanced across Plum Run and to the crest of the rocky wooded hill in front under a fire of sharpshooters on the left and faced to the left with the Wheatfield on the right and rear. The Confederates having opened fire on the right flank and advancing through the Wheatfield in the rear the Regiment with the Brigade was withdrawn under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery and formed in line at the right of Little Round Top.
July 3. Remained in same position.
Present 25 Officers and 281 men
Casualties Killed 3 Officer and 18 Men Wounded 7 Officers and 85 Men Missing 9 Men
When was this photograph taken? June 16, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located South side of Ayres 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 or materially altered.
Commander: Maj. Delancey Floyd-Jones (1826-1902). Born in Long Island, New York. USMA 1846. Mexican War veteran.
Number Engaged: 354
Casualties: 19 killed, 92 wounded, 9 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Amaziah J. Barber, Company H, mortally wounded on July 2
- Captain Thomas O. Barri, mortally wounded on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at A-37
- 1st Lieutenant Matthew Elder, mortally wounded on July 2
- 1st Lieutenant Herbert Kenaston, killed on July 2
- 2nd Lieutenant Henry Rochford, mortally wounded on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at A-36
Soldiers Buried in the United States Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Charles W. Rodman, Company G, D-12
- Sgt. Frank W. Clock, Company D, A-9
- Pvt. John Conway, Company F, D-14
- Sgt. Alfred E. Cook, Company G, D-21
- Pvt. John Creardon, Company B, B-22
- Pvt. Charles Horton, Company G, A-34
- Pvt. Alcott D. McKeen, Company D, C-9
- Pvt. John O’Keaffe, Company F, A-32
- Pvt. Levi Strickland, Company C, C-1
- Pvt. George Van Buskirk, Company D, D-25
- Pvt. Charles Wilson, Company G, C-7
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. De Lancey Floyd-Jones (will open a pop up window).
Raised: It was enlisted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts from the counties of Marion (Indiana), Des Moines (Iowa), and St. Lawrence (New York). The regiment was formed in 1861 at Fort Independence in Boston.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed by Act of Congress July 29, 1861. Organized at Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, 1st Battalion ordered to Perryville, Md., October 10, 1861, and duty there until March, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Sykes’ Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Annapolis, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1865. City Point, Va., Headquarters Army Potomac, to May, 1865. Dept. of Virginia, to October, 1865.
SERVICE.–Moved to Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines’ Mill June 27; Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centerville August 16-28. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. At Sharpsburg, Md., until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. 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 July 5-24. On special duty at New York August 21-September 14. Rejoined army, Bristoe Campaign, October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21; North Anna River May 22-26. 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-November 2. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (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. Moved to Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Harbor, November 2, thence to Baltimore, Md., November 18, and to Annapolis, Md., December 5. Duty at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md., until January 26, 1865. Ordered to City Point, Va., January 26, and camp near Gen. Grant’s Headquarters until March 8. Provost duty at Headquarters, Army Potomac, until May, and at Richmond. Va., until October, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 117 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total, 213.
United States Regular Army at Gettysburg
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