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

40th New York Infantry

Mozart Regiment

 

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
40th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
1. 40th New York Infantry Monument
The statue depicts a soldier sheltering behind a boulder in the valley.
Inscription. (Front):
40
N.Y. Infty.
Mozart Regiment
3rd. Brig. 1st. Div. 3rd. Corps.
July 2, 1863, 4-30 p.m.
Casualties.
Killed. 23.
Wounded. 120.
Missing.
7.

(Left):
This Regiment was mustered in, June 27, 1861. Mustered out, June 27, 1865. Companies B, C, H, & K were from the state of Massachusetts. Casualties in the regiment during the war. Killed officers 9, men, 220. Wounded officers 40, men 692. Missing officers 2, men 266. Total 1229.
 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.542′ N, 77° 14.427′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Crawford Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Warren Avenue. Click for map. Located in Plum Run Valley (the Valley of Death) in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Sharpshooters (about 400 feet away); 6th New Jersey Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry
40th New York Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
2. 40th New York Infantry Marker
(about 500 feet away); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 500 feet away); 4th New York Independent Battery (about 600 feet away); The Attack on Devil's Den (about 600 feet away); Smith's New York Battery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Devil's Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 40th New York Infantry. The nickname "Mozart Regiment" derives from the Mozart Hall Committee, which helped organize the unit. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Front Plaque on the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
3. Front Plaque on the Monument
The plaque is in the shape of a diamond, the symbol of Third Corps.
Left Side Plaque on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
4. Left Side Plaque on Monument
Early Version of the 40th New York Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
5. Early Version of the 40th New York Monument
Next to the monument is this boulder with the carving "40 th" and a diamond for the Third Corps.
40th New York Infantry Monument in Plum Run Valley Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
6. 40th New York Infantry Monument in Plum Run Valley
The regiment reinforced Ward's Brigade by forming a line across Plum Run Valley to block Confederates attempting to flank the Devil's Den during the later stages of the fighting in the sector.
Looking Past the Monument at Devils Den Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
7. Looking Past the Monument at Devils Den
The 40th New York arrived at a point when elements of Law's and Benning's Brigades were about to flank the Federal positions from the south. The timely arrival of the 40th shored up the line, but the New Yorkers were not able to advance far enough to recapture Smith's guns on the top of the Devil's Den.
The Monument Seen from Crawford Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
8. The Monument Seen from Crawford Avenue
This view looks from the right flank of the regiment toward Little Round Top (note the 12th / 44th New York Monument on the crest). The 40th New York advanced into the "Slaughter Pen" around the Devil's Den several times, but was never able to completely clear the Confederates.
<i> Valley of Death and Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa.</i> Photo, Click for full size
circa 1910
9. Valley of Death and Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa.
A postcard view of Little Roundtop, with the marker visible in the lower lefthand side of the image.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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