About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 3, 1890.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 9 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 6 in. x D. 6 ft. 6 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Pyramidal monolithic forms stand on a rough-hewn base. Bronze elements include a knapsack, cartridge box, canteen, a State Seal tondo and the Corps insignia. The tondo is on the upper portion of the piece on the south side, the insignia is on the north side and the other pieces hang from the apex of the monolith. Monument is a granite shaft in a combination smooth cut with excised lettering and a rough cut with bronze medallion, bronze cartridge, canteen, and tablet, and set on a 6.6 foot square rough cut base with tooled edge. Overall height is 9.4 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square with chamfered tops.
What does it honor? It marks the location where the 93rd New York Infantry served as headquarters guard for the commander of the Army of the Potomac on July 2 & 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 93D/NEW YORK/INFANTRY./HEAD-QUARTER GUARD./ARMY OF THE POTOMAC./JULY 2D AND 3D, 1863.
When was this photograph taken? June 17, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West of Taneytown Road at Leister House, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Taneytown Road by the Leister house.
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.
Number Engaged: Served as part of the headquarters guard for the Army of the Potomac.
Casualties: No Loss.
Commander: Col. John S. Crocker.
Notable Facts: Like many New York regiments, the 93d had multiple nicknames including: The Washington County Regiment; Morgan Rifles; Northern Sharpshooters; New York Riflemen.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Albany, N.Y., October, 1861, to January, 1862. Moved to New York City February 17, thence to Washington, D.C., March 7, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May 18, 1862. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Embarked at Alexandria, Va., for the Virginia Peninsula March 30, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mills April 29. Battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5. Operations about Bottom’s Bridge May 20-23 (Cos. “A,” “F,” “H” and “K”). Duty at White House Landing May 19-June 25 (Cos. “B,” “C,” “D,” “E,” “G” and “I”). Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Operations about White House Landing June 26-July 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. 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, Pa., July 1-4. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle” May 12. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Reconnaissance to Weldon Railroad December 9-10. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Vaughan Road, near Hatcher’s Run, March 29. Crow’s House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-13, thence to Washington, D.C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 29, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 120 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 258.
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