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49th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Corps

 
 
49th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. 49th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
49th
N.Y. Inf'y

3rd Brig. 2d Div.
6th Corps.

Held this position
May 12, 1864.


(Left):
The muffled drums
sad roll has beat.
The soldiers last
tattoo.
No more on life's
parade shall meet
that brave and
fallen few.
On fame's eternal
camping ground
their
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Left Side
silent tents
are spread
and glory guards
with solemn round
the bivouac of
the dead.


(Right):
1864
In memory
of the
brave men
killed on this field
———
Erected
by
their surviving comrades
———
dedicated Oct. 9
1902
(Back):
Captains
Ruben B. Heacock
Seward
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Right Side
H. Terry
Lieutenants
Herman Haase
Mortimer L. V. Tyler
John P. McVean
Sergeants
Philip S. Moriarity
John H. Richards
Elijah H. Shippee
Henry R. Rogers
Corporals
Franklin B. Parker
Matthias Berndt
Robert Merrill
William H. Nichols
Arthur Cooper
Julius Goldschmidt
Patrick Murphy
Gilbert D. Harris
Thomas Orr
John S. Grisley
Lafayette
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Hunting
Samuel W. Pearce
Privates
Harmor Dawson
William Doolittle
John O'Neill
Charles L. Truax
George Voltze
Henry Dayton
William H. Williams
Mortimer Herrick
George Partridge
Frederick Schultz
Dayton R. Leeland
James McGorey
Thomas Apthorp
Timothy O'Regan
Frederick Schultz
Thomas Brooks
Oscar S. Kimball
Daniel Wilcox

 
Erected
49th New York and 15th New Jersey Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. 49th New York and 15th New Jersey Monuments
The monuments stand at the portions of the Confederate earthworks which these two regiments were able to seize and hold during the battle.
1902 by State of New York.
 
Location. 38° 13.412′ N, 77° 36.004′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the Bloody Angle trail at tour stop three (Bloody Angle) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Spotsylvania Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (a few steps from this marker); McGowan's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Struggle for the Bloody Angle (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on the Muleshoe (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 49th New York Infantry. The "Second Buffalo Regiment" included a number of Canadian volunteers. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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