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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

125th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps

 
 
125th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 125th New York Infantry Monument
The trefoil representing the II Corps is prominently displayed at the top of the monument. Note also the row of minie balls above the inscription, circling the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
125th New York Infantry,
3d Brig. 3d Div. 2d Corps.
Recruited in Rensselaer Co. N.Y.
Mustered in at Troy, N.Y. Aug. 27th 1862.
Engaged in 23 battles.
Mustered out at Albany, N.Y. June 5th 1865.

(Back):
George Lamb Willard.
Colonel 125th New York Infantry. Major 19th United States Infantry and Brevet-Colonel United States Army.
Born August 15, 1827. Killed in action July 2, 1863, while in command of his Brigade at the place marked by a granite monument 1,070 yards to the left.
July 2, 1863, Regiment in line at the stone wall until 7 p.m. when the Brigade went to the support of the Third Corps. Charged and drove back Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade. Returned at 8:30 p.m.
July 3, 1863, Regiment in front on line of the stone wall west side of Hancock Avenue at time of Longstreet's assault.
Number engaged, 500; killed 26; wounded 104; missing 9; Total 139. Regiment participated in all of the battles engaged in by the Army of the Potomac from that time up to and including Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.
 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.883′ N, 77° 14.114′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Page Nicholson (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (a few steps from this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 125th New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Note the row of minie balls above the plaque.
State Seal Disk on Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. State Seal Disk on Front
125th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. 125th New York Infantry Monument
The monument stands in line with the John Page Nicholson memorial and Second Corps Tablet.
Looking at the Confederate Advance from the Stone Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Looking at the Confederate Advance from the Stone Wall
From a point on Hancock Avenue opposite the monument, looking west at Seminary Ridge. The Virginia Memorial can be seen in the distance as a reference point. The Confederate assault involved three divisions which formed in that far treeline, advancing toward the Federal positions.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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