About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? June 13, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Westerly granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 13 ft. 8 in. x 6 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Tapered, vertical monument has rough-hewn surfaces except for the apex and the faces on which inscriptions appear. A relief of the New York State Seal is affixed to the lower front, and the Corps Greek cross insignia appears on the upper portions of the front and back. Monument is a two-part granite shaft with rough cut and smooth cut faces topped with a pyramidal cap and set on a 6.6 foot square rough cut base with a tooled edge. The shaft has excised lettering, a bronze medallion, and a corps symbol. Overall height is 13.8 feet. Flanking marker is one foot square.
What does it honor? It marks the position held by the 65th New York Infantry on the morning of July 3, 1863 in support of the 23rd Pennsylvania.
How is it inscribed? 65TH/N.Y. INFY./(1ST U.S. CHASSEURS)/1ST BRIG./3RD DIV./6TH CORPS
When was this photograph taken? March 21, 2008.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Slocum Avenue at Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Slocum Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Included on the extended tour route that encompasses Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
The 65th New York Infantry was also known as The United States Chasseurs. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Shaler’s Brigade in Newton’s Division of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. Joseph E. Hamblin (1828-1870). Insurance broker in Missouri and active in the Missouri border wars. Wounded at Cedar Creek.
Number Engaged: 319
Casualties: 4 killed, 5 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the New York Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Lafayette Burns, Company I, C-107
- Cpl. John Clark, Company B, B-120
Raised: From three states: New York (mainly New York City), Ohio (mainly Seneca County), and Rhode Island (mainly Providence)
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Willett’s Point, N.Y., and left State for Washington, D.C., August 27, 1861. Attached to Defenses of Washington to October, 1861. Graham’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Reconnaissance to Lewinsville October 10-11, 1861. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula March 25. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Chickahominy River May 21-22. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks June 31-July 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. 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 to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Brandy Station until January, 1864, and at Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio, until March. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. “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 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern defenses of Washington July 11-12. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher’s Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 24. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 88 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.
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