About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 28, 1888.
What is it made out of? Granite.
What size is it? Approx. 9 ft x 5 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 3 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 10 in. x D. 5 ft.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? A rectangular granite monument adorned at the top with two scrolls and a carving of a soldier’s blanket roll. The ends of the monument are adorned with the Third Corps diamond symbol. Monument is a 5.2×3.3 foot smooth granite shaft with a sarcophagus-like form and set on a 6.10×5 foot rough hewn base. Raised-letter inscriptions are located in the shaft and base. Overall height is nine feet. Flanking markers are one foot square with slant faces that have raised polished inscriptions.
What does it honor? The monument is installed on the line held by New Hampshire soldiers on July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? JULY 2, 1863/ENGAGED, 224/KILLED, 20;/WOUNDED, 73;/DIED OF WOUNDS, 6/OUR NATION IS RIVER, LAKE, OCEAN AND SKY/MAN BREAKS NOT THE MEDAL, WHEN GOD CUTS THE DIE/12TH N.H. VOL’S.
When was this photograph taken? May 31, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on Emmitsburg Road north of the Klingel farm 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.
Commander: Capt. John F. Langley (1829-1917). Machinist from Manchester.
Number Engaged: 245
Casualties: 20 killed, 70 wounded, 2 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Henry L. French, Company C, killed on July 2, of Pittsfield
Soldiers Buried in the New Hampshire Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Charles P. Buzzell, Company E, A-5 (Disease)
- Pvt. James Hawkins, Company I, A-14
- Pvt. Charles T. Kelly, Company H, C-13
- Pvt. John Taylor, Company E, C-7
Raised: Belknap, Carroll, Grafton, and Merrimack counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Concord and mustered in September 10, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 27, 1862. Attached to Casey’s Division, Military District of Washington, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Marston’s Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of St. Mary’s, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2d Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virgin!a and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington until October, 1862. Moved to Point of Rocks, Md., October 18; thence to Pleasant Valley October 19. Movement to Warrenton, Va., October 24-November 16, and to Falmouth November 18-24. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign (“Mud March”) January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth until April. 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. Ordered to Point Lookout, Md., July 26, and duty there guarding prisoners until April 7, 1864. Moved to Yorktown April 7, thence to Williamsburg. Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor, May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Duty on the Bermuda Front August 26 to December, and in trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Guard and Provost duty at Manchester until June. Mustered out June 21, 1865. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 170 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 320.