The Sixty New York Infantry is honored by a monument and a company marker at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 2, 1888. Relocated Oct. 1902.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 12 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. x 7 ft.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Vertical shaft with a pyramidal cap and smooth and rough-hewn surfaces stands on a tiered base. The cap rests on a row of minie balls. A round relief of a State Seal is affixed to the lower front. Above the Seal are crossed muskets and wreaths in relief. Stars are on the cap faces. Monument is one of 90 in the park honoring New York troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign. Monument is a two-part shaft with a pyramid top containing a star and set on a seven foot square rough cut base with a tooled edge. The lower part of the shaft has a bronze state medallion and a relief of accoutrements. The upper part has a front and rear smooth face with polished excised inscriptions and rough cut sides. Overall height is 12.4 feet.
What does it honor? It indicates the position occupied by the 60th New York Infantry from 6:00 A.M. on July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 60TH NEW YORK/INFANTRY,/3D BRIG. 2D DIV./12TH CORPS.
When was this photograph taken? June 16, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Slocum Avenue, southeast slope of Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? In October 1902, the monument was relocated some 30 feet northwest to the “true position of Company I.”
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: December 15, 2010.
Location: East of the Summit and the regimental monument along a small foot trail. This marker is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Small stone with bronze plaque affixed to front lists the members of Company I. It was erected in 1899. The position marker is rough-cut granite with a bronze tablet on the front. Two members were killed in this location.
The 60th New York Infantry was also known as St. Lawrence Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Greene’s Brigade in Geary’s Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. Abel Godard (1835-1891). Law student in Richville at start of war.
Number Engaged: 273
Casualties: 11 killed, 41 wounded
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Myron D. Stanley, Company E, mortally wounded on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at E-13
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Phileus Ayers, Company H, B-25
- Sgt. Charles Bray, Company I, B-24
- Sgt. William W. Clark, Company D, D-120
- Sgt. Daniel Corbbitt, Company B, E-27
- Pvt. Hannibal Downs, Company F, B-30
- Pvt. William Johnson, Company B, B-86
- Cpl. Peter McDonald, Company I, E-14
- Cpl. Henry McDowell, Company G, D-66
- Cpl. William Miller, Commpany G, A-37
- Pvt. William Murphy, Company I, D-6
- Pvt. John Norton, Company C, B-75
- Pvt. Orrin Shepard, Company A, E-53
- Cpl. Philo Stevenson, Company A, E-13
- Cpl. Amasas R. Townsend, Company I, E-9
- Pvt. Edward Van Tassell, Company C, E-12
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. John C. O. Redington (will open a pop up window).
Raised: St. Lawrence and Franklin counties
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Ogdensburg, N.Y., and mustered in October 30, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., November 4, 1861. Attached to Dix’s Division to March, 1862. Railroad Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Sigel’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June 26, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September. 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Baltimore, Md., and between there and Washington, D.C.; also at Relay House, Md., and Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., until June, 1862. Defense of Harper’s Ferry May 28-30. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley until August. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Sulphur Springs August 24. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Bolivar Heights until December. Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Expedition to Winchester December 2-6. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16. Duty at Fairfax until January 20, 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 to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until September 24. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty in Lookout Valley until November. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge, November 27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., until May, 1864. Scout from Stevenson to Caperton’s Ferry April 11 (Detachment). Veterans on furlough December, 1863-January, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard’s Roost May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. 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 Mountain June 11-14. Ackworth June 12. 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 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2 to November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Near Davisboro November 28. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto River, S.C., February 12-13. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., 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 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out July 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 96 Enlisted men by disease. Total 168.
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