About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 12 ft. x 6 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. 9 in.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Vertical marker with a polished face and topped with a kepi, stands on a tiered, rough-hewn base. A round State Seal tondo appears on the upper front and the insignia of the 11th Corps, a crescent, is attached to the plinth. Monument that has two flanking markers. Monument is a smooth cut granite shaft with a carved apex and set on a 6.9 foot smooth cut, two-part base. The shaft has a bronze state seal and crescent on the east side and excised inscriptions on all four sides. Overall height is twelve foot. Flanking markers are flat topped, one foot square.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 68th New York Infantry on the evening of July 2, 1863. The crescent was stolen in 1981 or 1982, but was later replaced.
How is it inscribed? 68TH/NEW YORK/INFANTRY./1ST BRIGADE./1ST DIVISION./11TH CORPS.
When was this photograph taken? May 4, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Wainwright Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at the base of East Cemetery Hill on the west side of Wainwright Avenue.
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.
The 68th New York Infantry was also known as Cameron Rifles. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Von Gilsa’s Brigade in Barlow’s Division of the Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Col. Gotthilf von Bourry D’Ivernois (1822-?). Served in Austrian Army. Cashiered for drunkenness on duty in October 1863.
Number Engaged: 264
Casualties: 8 killed, 63 wounded, 67 missing
Raised: New York City
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at New York City August 1-20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 24, 1861. Attached to Blenker’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Blenker’s Brigade, Hooker’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1861. Steinwehr’s 2nd Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Blenker’s 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Mountain Department, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Defenses of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, to December, 1864. Unattached, District of the Etowah, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, to July, 1865. District of Allatoona, Ga., to November, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., to November, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Movement to Winchester, Va., April 5-18. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley until June. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Sperryville July 7 to August 8. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November 1. Movement to Centreville November 1-18. Advance to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16. At Stafford Court House 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, Pa., July 1-3. Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Operations in Lookout Valley, Tenn., October 19-26. 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, Tenn., November 28-December 17. Assigned to Railroad Guard and garrison duty in the District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, until July, 1865. Elrod’s Tan Yard January 27, 1865 (Detachment). Skirmish at Ladd’s House, Hog Jaw Valley, February 3-4 (Detachment). Skirmish at Johnson’s Crook.February 10. Duty in District of Allatoona, Ga., until November, 1865, and at Savannah, Ga., November, 1865. Mustered out November 30, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 38 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 74 Enlisted men by disease. Total 118.
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