About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 1, 1890.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze reliefs; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 21 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. 6 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 10 in. x 6 ft. 10 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? The monument is a nine-course structure which tapers toward the top and stands on a rough-hewn base. The shaft has a castellated, apexed cap with a polished ball at the top. There is a band of stars below the cap. The shaft is rough-hewn and the pedestal between the shaft and base is smooth. There is a round New York State Seal on the center front of the shaft, as well as crescent corps insignia at the bottom. Overall height is 21.2 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? The monument is located at the position taken by the 154th New York Infantry in a vain attempt to stem the Confederates of Early’s division on the afternoon of July 1, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 154TH NEW YORK/INFANTRY./1ST BRIGADE, 2ND DIVISION,/11TH CORPS./JULY 1, 1863
When was this photograph taken? June 16, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Coster Avenue off Stratton Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
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
Commander: Lt. Col. David B. Allan (1839-1934). Lawyer from Olean.
Number Engaged: 274
Casualties: 1 killed, 21 wounded, 178 missing
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Sgt. Lewis Bishop, Color Guard, Company C, A-109
- Cpl. Joel M. Bouton, Company C, C-94
- Pvt. James F. Chase, Company D, C-75
- Sgt. Amos Humiston, Company C, B-14
- Cpl. Albert Mericle, Company H, A-107
- Pvt. John Paugh, Company I, C-70
- Musician Thaddeus Reynolds, Company I, A-118
Raised: Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Jamestown, N.Y., and mustered in September 24, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 30, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Joined Corps at Fairfax, Va., October 2, 1862, and duty there until November 1. Movement to Warrenton, thence to Germantown November 1-20. March to Fredericksburg, Va., 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 July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At Bristoe Station until 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. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Lookout Valley until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. 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 5-17. 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-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. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., 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 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 11, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 102nd New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 193 Enlisted men by disease. Total 278.
New York at Gettysburg
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