About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 16, 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze tondo; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 11 ft.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 6 in. x D. 6 ft. 6 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? A tree trunk adorned with military accouterments stands on a rough-hewn pedestal on a tiered, rough-hewn base. A drum sits atop the tree. A crescent Corps insignia appears on the front and back of the base and a State Seal tondo is on the lower front of the base. Monument is a smooth cut granite shaft topped with a sculptured tree trunk with infantry supplies. Excised inscriptions appear on all sides of the shaft. The front of the base contains a bronze medallion. Overall height is11 feet. The flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 136th New York Infantry on the afternoon of July 1, 1863 when ordered to cover the retreat of the 1st Corps and support artillery on Cemetery Hill.
How is it inscribed? 136TH NEW YORK/INFANTRY,/2D BRIG. 2D DIV./11TH CORPS. (On left:) MUSTERED IN/SEPT. 26TH 1862,/MUSTERED OUT/JUNE JUNE 13TH 1865./RECRUITED IN/ALLEGANY, LIVINGSTONE,/AND WYOMING COUNTIES,/NEW YORK.
When was this photograph taken? June 7, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West of Taneytown Road between Visitor Center and Reliance Mine, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located West side of Taneytown Road across from the National Cemetery.
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.
Commander: Col. James Wood, Jr. (1820-1892). Lawyer in Geneseo. Post-war state senator.
Number Engaged: 488
Casualties: 17 killed, 89 wounded, 3 missing
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Cpl. George Blackall, Company G, C-27
- Pvt. Daniel L. Confer, Company I, B-45
- Pvt. James Doren, Company E, B-48
- Pvt. Charles C. Elwell, Company H, B-47
- Pvt. William Franklin, Company H, E-97
- Pvt. Elias Gage, Company B, A-65
- Sgt. James Hanigan, Company E, D-36
- Sgt. William Hover, Company G, B-49
- Pvt. Daniel V. Hull, Company G, B-91
- Pvt. Simeon Ikins, Company K, D-119
- Pvt. Henry Limerick, Company F, C-83
- Pvt. Marsena S. Stout, Company F, G-80
- Pvt. John Stowell, Company H, B-46
- Pvt. Arzy West, Company H, A-66
- Pvt. Zelotas Wiggins, Company E, A-64
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. James Wood (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Allegheny, Livingston, and Wyoming counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Portage, N.Y., and mustered in September 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 3, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Moved to Fairfax Station, Va., October 10, 1862; thence to Fairfax Court House, and duty there until November 1. Movement to Warrenton, thence to Germantown, Va., November 1-20. March to Fredericksburg December 10-15. At Falmouth, Va., 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-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Camp at Bristoe Station August 1 to September 24. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. March along line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn., October 25-28. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Ringgold-Chattanooga Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 17. Duty in Lookout Valley until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard’s Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. 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. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Peach Tree Creek July 11-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Lawtonville, S.C., February 2. Skirmish of Goldsboro Road, near Fayetteville, N. C., March 14. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. 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 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 13, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 71 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 91 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.
New York at Gettysburg
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