About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 2, 1890.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 14 ft. 3 in.; Base: approx. W. 8 ft. 4 in. x D. 6 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Power, Maurice J., 1838-1902, sculptor.
What does it depict? Vertical shaft stands atop a tiered base. A New York State Seal is affixed to the upper portion of the shaft in the front. Other relief elements include crossed rifles, assorted Infantry gear and a trefoil, the insignia of the 2nd Corps. Monument is a two-part granite shaft set on a three-part 8.4×6.8 foot stepped base. The third tier of the base has a bronze Second Corps trefoil symbol on the face. The lower part of the shaft is finished stone with an incised inscription on the face and bronze tablets on the other sides. The upper part of the shaft is tapered with bronze trophies attached to the front and rear sides. Overall height is 14.3 feet.
What does it honor? It marks the position held by the 82nd New York on July 2 & 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? THIS REGIMENT WAS MUSTERED IN SERVICE MAY 21ST 1861/SERVED WITH THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC IN ALL ITS CAMPAIGNS/FROM BULL RUN JULY 21ST 1861/PARTICIPATING IN TWENTY-NINE GENERAL ENGAGEMENTS UNTIL/MUSTERED OUT JUNE 25TH 1864. PRESENT FOR DUTY JULY 1ST A.M./24 OFFICERS AND 331 ENLISTED
When was this photograph taken? September 24, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Central Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Hancock Avenue south of the Copse of Trees.
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.
The 82nd New York Infantry was also known as Second New York Militia. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Harrow’s Brigade in Gibbon’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Lt. Col. James Huston (1818-1863). Born in Ireland. Clerk in New York. Killed on July 2.
Number Engaged: 394
Casualties: 45 killed, 132 wounded, 15 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant John Cranston, Company F, 33, born in Ireland, mortally wounded on July 2
- Captain Jonah T. Hoyt, Company B, mortally wounded July 3, of Brooklyn, aged 38
- Lieut. Col. James Huston, Field Officer, of New York City, killed on July 2
- 1st Lieutenant John H. McDonald, Company E, killed on July 3, aged 33, of New York City
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Thomas J. Boyd, Company H, B-53
- Pvt. Matthew Byrnes, Company C, D-55
- Pvt. John Capper, Company E, D-14
- Pvt. Michael Corcoran, Company G, A-56
- Cpl. George Dalgleish, Company K, A-60
- Sgt. Thomas Devine, Company D, C-119
- Pvt. John H. Diemer, Company F, G-75
- Sgt. Benjamin F. Elliott, Company F, A-40
- Pvt. Philip Elliott, Company K, C-118
- Sgt. Patrick Farrington, Company G, D-24
- Pvt. James Gallagher, Company F, C-23
- Cpl. James R. Gray, Color Guard, Company C, E-1
- Cpl. Thomas Hurley, Company G, D-37
- Pvt. Henry Irving, Company F, G-74
- Cpl. David R. Johnston, Company I, D-38
- Cpl. Luke Kelly, Company F, G-72
- Pvt. John King, Company K, B-54
- Pvt. Patrick Lappin, Company H, A-133
- Sgt. John Larkin, Company K, C-42
- Sgt. Lyman H. Lee, Company B, G-71
- Cpl. Patrick McDonald, Company H, D-27
- Pvt. James Meehan, Company H, G-82
- Pvt. Thomas Murphy, Company F, G-73
- Cpl. John O’Brien, Company H, C-105
- Pvt. Conrad Schmidt, Company G, C-34
- Cpl. Richard Sheridan, Company E, E-113
- Pvt. George W. Sprague, Company G, G-70
- Pvt. William Stuart, Company C, B-44
- Pvt. John Tennison, Company K, B-40
- Pvt. Richard Titterginton, Company G, B-117
- Pvt. Henry Williams, Company F, A-73
- Sgt. John B. Wilson, Company C, A-74
After Action Report: After Action Report of Capt. John Darrow (ca. 1821-?) (will open a pop up window).
Medal of Honor Winners: CAREY, HUGH. Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 82d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 6 February 1888. Citation: Captured the flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), being twice wounded in the effort.
Raised: New York City
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Left State for Washington, D.C., May 18, 1861. Mustered into United States service May 28, 1861. Attached to Schenck’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Stone’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman’s Brigade, Stone’s (Sedgwick’s) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., and at Ball’s Cross Roads, Va., until July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Moved to Poolesville, Md., August 5. Picket and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac until February, 1862. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Battle of Ball’s Bluff October 21. Edwards’ Ferry October 22. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va, February 23, 1862, and duty there until March 7. Movement in support of General Shields at Winchester, Va., March 7-15. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va. March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Skirmishing before Richmond until June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines’ Mill, Garnett’s Farm, June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-30. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. “Mud March” January 20-24. 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. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock to October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. At and near Stevensburg until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton’s Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; 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 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16-25. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Mustered out June 25, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 59th Regiment New York Infantry July 10, 1864. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 83 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.
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