The One Hundred Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument and a second monument at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze relief; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 12 ft. x 8 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. 5 in.
Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Rectangular marker with an apexed cap stands on a two-tiered, rough-hewn base. There is a relief of Infantry arms and accouterments on the front face and on the top. There are two recessed disks, the insignia of the 1st Corps, flanking the inscription on the front. Below this inscription is a square tablet relief of the Pennsylvania Coat of Arms. Overall height is twelve foot. Flanking markers are one foot square with flat tops with an inscription on the face.
What does it honor? It indicates the most advanced line held by the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry on the afternoon of July 1, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 150TH PENNA. INFANTRY/2D REGT. BUCKTAIL BRIGADE/2D BRIG. 3D DIV. 1ST CORPS
When was this photograph taken? February 26, 2012. Monument faces west.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Stone Avenue, east side, west of McPherson Barn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Monument is just north of McPherson quarry.
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.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: September 18, 2009.
Location: Hancock Avenue, south of the Copse of Trees. Located on the east side of Hancock Avenue south of the Copse of Trees. Marked on the map above with a RED push pin.
Description: Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. Denotes the 150th Pennsylvania’s position on July 3. It was dedicated in 1888. It was moved from First Day’s Field when the larger regimental monument was erected in 1889. It indicates the position held by the regiment on July 3, 1863. Monument is a two-part stepped granite shaft topped with the Corps insignia finial and set on a three foot square base. The lower part of the shaft has an excised inscription on the face and the upper part has an incised inscription of all sides. Overall height is 5.6 feet.
Inscription: 2D BRIGADE/3D DIV./1ST CORPS./JULY 2D & 3D/1863/ERECTED BY/SURVIVORS/1888/2D REGT./BUCKTAIL BRIGADE/150TH REGT. P.V. (On right:) JULY 1ST THIS/REGIMENT FOUGHT/NEAR CHAMBERSBURG/PIKE, BEYOND THE/TOWN WHERE ITS/MONUMENT STANDS./LOSING 53 KILLED/134 WOUNDED AND 77 MISSING. A TOTAL OF 264 OUT OF 397 ENGAGED.
Commander: Col. Langhorne Wister (1834-1891). In the iron business in Duncannon.
Number Engaged: 397
Casualties: 35 killed, 152 wounded, 77 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Henry Chancellor, Jr., Company B, mortally wounded on July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant Charles P. Keyser, Company B, aged 20, of Germantown, killed on July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant Elias B. Weidensaul, Company D, killed on July 1
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. John Boyer, Company F, D-74
- Pvt. Charles Clyde, Company I, B-58
- Pvt. John G. Coyle, Company C, E-44
- Pvt. Alva H. Fish, Company I, E-15
- Pvt. Nathaniel P. Gowen, Company C, D-64
- Cpl. Joseph J. Gutelius, Company D, A-11
- Sgt. Lorenzo Hodges, Company G, C-38
- Cpl. William J. Holmes, Company G, B-60
- Pvt. Alfred Lees, Company A, E-16
- Cpl. James P. Lukens, Company E, B-66
- Pvt. Jacob J. Mough, Company I, B-59
- Pvt. Frank E. Northrup, Company F, A-14
- Pvt. Amos P. Sweet, Company H, C-37
- Pvt. George W. Young, Company F, B-37
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. Henry S. Huidekoper (will open a pop up window).
Medal of Honor Winners: HUIDEKOPER, HENRY S. Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 17 July 1839, Meadville, Pa. Date of issue: 27 May 1905. Citation: While engaged in repelling an attack of the enemy, received a severe wound of the right arm, but instead of retiring remained at the front in command of the regiment.
REISINGER, J. MONROE. Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Entered service at: Meadville, Pa. Birth: Beaver County, Pa. Date of issue: Unknown. Citation: Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.
Raised: Philadelphia and the counties of Crawford, McKean, and Union
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg September 4, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., September. Attached to Defenses of Washington to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Guard duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C,, until February, 1863. (Co. “K” body guard to President Lincoln until muster out.) Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Reported to 1st Army Corps at Belle Plains, Va., February, 1863, and duty there until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At Bealeton Station until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Duty near Culpeper until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 10; thence to Elmira, N.Y., and duty there until June. Mustered out June 23, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 94 Enlisted men by disease. Total 207.
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