State of New York Monument (Gettysburg)

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Northeast side of the National Cemetery
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 14.88", -77° 13' 50.16"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg from New York: 23,050
  • Gettysburg Casualties from New York: 6,695 or 29%

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Buberl, Caspar, sculptor
    • Hallowell Granite Company, fabricator
    • Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder
  • Dedicated: July 2, 1893
  • Dimensions: Sculpture: H. 13 ft.; Total: H. 93 ft.; Base: 27 ft. 8 in. square.
  • Description: At the top of a Fox Island granite column stands an allegorical female figure representing the state of New York. She holds a staff in her proper left hand and a wreath in her proper right hand. The foot of the column is adorned with a bronze New York state seal and a bronze relief depicting New York generals at Gettysburg. Below the column is a block made of Hallowell granite adorned with bronze inscription plaques.
  • Cost: $59,095.30 (July 1893)
  • Remarks:
The monument depicts the state of New York holding a wreath to place over a grave. Although difficult to see from the ground, the face of the statue is weeping for the roughly 6,700 members of New York units who became casualties during the three days of Gettysburg.​

MONUMENT DEDICATION
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LOC Photo by Detroit Publishing Co., Circa 1903.
July 2, 1893
Program for exercises at the cemetery at 3 PM:
  1. Music Star Spangled Banner
  2. Hymn by Kennicot Quartette
  3. Prayer Rev. Dr. W. B. Derrick (Veteran Soldier)
  4. Introductory Remarks by President of the Board of Commissioners Gen. D. E. Sickles
  5. Dedication Address by the Rt. Rev. Bishop H. C. Potter
  6. Introduction of Governor Flower and Governor Pattison to Veterans
  7. Response by Governor Flower and Governor Pattison
  8. Poem by Mr. Dewitt C Sprague
  9. Hymn by Kennicot Quartette
  10. Patriotic Song by Kennicot Quartette
  11. Benediction by Bishop of Pennsylvania and Virginia
  12. Salute by U.S. Battery
(Follow the Above Links to see the text of the program in Google Books)

Newspaper Excerpts from the Gettysburg Compiler
Published July 4, 1893:

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MONUMENT TEXT
Tablet on the front of the Monument
TO THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE
STATE OF NEW YORK
WHO FELL IN THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, JULY 1, 2, 3, 1863,
MANY OF WHOM ARE HERE BURIED,
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY A GRATEFUL COMMONWEALTH.


OFFICIAL RETURN OF CASUALTIES IN THE NEW YORK COMMANDS:
KILLED:_____ 82 OFFICERS, ______912 ENLISTED MEN.
WOUNDED:______ 306 OFFICERS, ____3763 ENLISTED MEN.
CAPTURED OR MISSING:___ 68 OFFICERS,__ 1685 ENLISTED MEN.


GROUPS OF OFFICERS PORTRAYED ON BRONZE RELIEFS;
FRONT:
MAJOR GENL. D. E. SICKLES ____OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)
BRIG. GENL. J. B. CARR________OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. J. H. H. WARD ____OF N.Y.
BVT. MAJ. GENL. S.K. ZOOK ____OF N.Y. (KILLED)
BRIG. GENL. R. B. AYERS_______OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. S. H. WEED________OF N.Y. (KILLED)
BVT. BRIG. GENL. H. E. TREMAIN OF N.Y.

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OBVERSE:
MAJOR GENL. H.W. SLOCUM___OF N.Y.
MAJ. GEN. A. PLEASONTON____OF D.C.
BRIG. GENL. J.S. WADSWORTH OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. G.S. GREENE_____OF N.Y.
BRIG. GEN. H. J. HUNT________OF O.
BRIG. GENL. J.J. BARTLETT____OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. D.A. RUSSEL_____OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. A. SHALER_______OF N.Y.
COL. H.A. BARNUM___________OF N.Y.
RIGHT:
MAJ. GENL. J.F. REYNOLDS _____OF PA. (KILLED)
MAJ. GENL. A. DOUBLEDAY _____OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)
BRIG. GENL. A. VON STEINWEHR OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. F.C. BARLOW ______OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)
COL. F.C. DEVIN ______________OF N.Y.

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LEFT:
MAJ. GENL. W.S. HANCOCK _OF PA. (WOUNDED)
MAJ. GENL. D. BUTTERFIELD OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)
MAJ. GENL. G. K. WARREN __OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)
BRIG. GENL. J. KILPATRICK_ OF N.Y.
BRIG. GENL. A.S. WEBB ____OF N.Y. (WOUNDED)

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Tablet on the back of the Monument
OFFICERS FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN UNITED STATES SERVICE
WHO WERE KILLED OR MORTALLY WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG
JULY 1, 2, 3, 1863
GENERAL OFFICERS
BVT. MAJOR GENL. SAMUEL K. ZOOK
BRIG. GENL. STEPHEN H. WEED

8TH N.Y. CAVALRY
CAPT. CHARLES D. FOLLETT
2ND N.Y. BATTERY
LIEUT. F.J.T. BLUME
14TH N.Y. BATTERY
CAPT. JAMES MCKAY RORTY
3RD U.S. ARTILLERY
LIEUT. MANNING LIVINGSTON
4TH U.S. ARTILLERY
LIEUT. ALONZO H. CUSHING,
LIEUT. BAYARD WILKESON;

11TH U.S. INFNTRY
LIEUT. AMAZIAH J. BARBER
12TH U.S. INFANTRY
LIEUT. SILAS A. MILLER
39TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. THEORDORE PAUSCH,
LIEUT. ADOLPH WAGNER

40TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. WILLIAM H.H, JOHNSON
41ST N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. RHINEHOLD WINZER
43RD N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. WILLIAM H. GILFILLAN
44TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. LUCIUS S. LARRABEE,
LIEUT. EUGENE L. DUNHAM,
LIEUT. BENJAMIN N. THOMAS

52ND N.Y. INFANTRY
MAJOR EDWARD VENUTI
58TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. GUSTAVE STOLDT,
CAPT. EDWARD ANTONIESKI,
LIEUT. LOUIS DEITRICH

59TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LT. COLONEL MAX A. THOMAN,
LIEUT. WILLIAM H. POHLMAN

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60TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. MYRON D. STANLEY
61ST N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. FRANKLIN K. GARLAND
64TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. HENRY V. FULLER,
LIEUT. ALFRED H. LEWIS,
LIEUT. WILLIS C. BABCOCK,
LIEUT. IRA S. THURBER

66TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. GEORGE H. INGE,
CAPT. ELIJAH F. MUNN

68TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. OTTO FRIEDRICH
71ST N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. ANDREW W. ESTES
72ND N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. CHARLES A. FOSS
73RD N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. EUGENE C. SHINE,
LIEUT. WILIAM L. HERBERT,
LIEUT. JAMES MARKSMAN,
LIEUT. GEORGE P. DENNEN,
LIEUT. MARTIN E. HIGGINS

74TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. WILLIAM H. CHESTER
76TH N.Y. INFANTRY
MAJOR ANDREW J. GROVER,
CAPT. ROBERT B. EVERETT,
CAPT. ROBERT STORY,
LIEUT. PHILIP KEELER,
LIEUT. ROBERT C. NOXON

80TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. JOSEPH S. CORBIN,
CAPT. AMBROSE N. BALDWIN,
LIEUT. GEORGE W. BRANKSTONE

82ND N.Y. INFANTRY
LT. COLONEL JAMES HUSTON,
CAPT. JONAH C. HOYT,
LIEUT. JOHN H. MCDONALD,
LIEUT. JOHN CRANSTON

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83RD N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. THOMAS W. QUIRK,
LIEUT. CHARLES A. CLARK

86TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. JOHN N. WARNER
88TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. WILLIAM MCCLELLAND
97TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. RUSH P. CADY,
LIEUT. WILLIAM J. MORRIN,
LIEUT. JAMES H. STYLES

102ND N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. JOHN MEAD,
LIEUT. JOSIAH V. UPHAM

104TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. THOMAS JOHNSTON
108TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. CARL V. AMIET,
LIEUT. DAYTON T. CARD,
LIEUT. ROBERT EVANS

111TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. JOHN H. DRAKE,
LIEUT. AUGUSTUS W. PROSEUS,
LIEUT ERASTUS M. GRANGER

119TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. OTTO TRUMPELMAN,
LIEUT. EMIL FROST,
LIEUT. MATTHIAS ROSEMAN

120TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. AYRES C. BARKER,
CAPT. LANSING HOLLISTER,
LIEUT. MICHAEL E. CREIGHTON,
LIEUT. JASON CARLE,
LIEUT. WILLIAM J. COCKBURN,
LIEUT. JOHN R. BURHANS,
LIEUT. FREDERICK FREELEWICK,
LIEUT. EDWARD H. KETCHUM

123RD N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. NORMAN F. WEER
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124TH N.Y. INFANTRY
COLONEL A. VAN HORN ELLIS,
MAJOR JAMES CROMWELL,
CAPT. ISAAC NICHOLS,
LIEUT. J. MILNOR BROWN

125TH N.Y. INFANTRY
COLONEL GEORGE L. WILLARD,
CAPT. EPHRAIM WOOD

126TH N.Y. INFANTRY
COLONEL ELIAKIM SHERRILL,
CAPT. ISAAC SHIMER,
CAPT. ORIN J. HERENDEEN,
CAPT. CHARLES M. WHEELER,
LIEUT. JACOB SHERMAN,
LIEUT. RUFUS P. HOLMES

134TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. HENRY I. PALMER,
LIEUT. LUCIUS MEAD

137TH N.Y. INFANTRY
CAPT. OSCAR C. WILLIAMS,
CAPT. JOSEPH H. GREGG,
LIEUT. JOHN H. VAN EMBURGH,
LIEUT. HENRY C. HELLETT

140TH N.Y. INFANTRY
COLONEL PATRICK H. O’RORKE,
LIEUT. CHARLES P. KLEIN,
LIEUT. HUGH MCGRAW

147TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. WILLIAM P. SCHENCK,
LIEUT. DAVID C. VAN DUSEN,
LIEUT. SYLVESTER J. TAYLOR,
LIEUT. GUILFORD D. MACE,
LIEUT. DANIEL MCASSY

157TH N.Y. INFANTRY
LIEUT. COLONEL GEORGE ARROWSMITH,
CAPT. JASON K. BACKUS,
CAPT. HARRISON FRANK,
CAPT. GEORGE A. ADAMS,
LIEUT. JOSEPH F. HENRY,
LIEUT. RANDALL D. LOWER

1ST U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS
CAPT. CHARLES D. MCLEAN

LOCATION MAP




ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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NPS Photo, During a Monument Cleaning, July 2018

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NPS Photo, During a Monument Cleaning, July 2018

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LOC Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2019.

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NPS Photo, During a Monument Cleaning, July 2018
ADDITIONAL READING
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What a nice write up - thank you. I've seen it in person but from the ground you just can't appreciate the figure on top. It's nice to see her up close.
 
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