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

120th New York Infantry

2rd Brigade, 2rd Division

 

3rd Corps

 
120th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 120th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument, which takes the form of a castle turret, is a diamond shaped cap piece. The diamond is the symbol of the Third Corps.
Inscription. (Front Plaque):
The One Hundred and Twentieth
New York Infantry
Held This Part Of The Line,
On The Second Day Of July, 1863.
Present for Duty,
30 Officers, 397 Men. Total 427.
Casualties,
From The War Department,
Killed In Battle,
6 Officers, 25 Men.
Wounded,
10 Officers, 144 Men.
Missing 17, Total 204.

(Bottom Inscription):
120th New York Infantry,
2d Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps.

(Back Plaque):
Battles
In Which The Regiment Was Engaged.
From The War Department.
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, James City, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna,
Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom,
Poplar Spring Church,
Boydton Plank Road (Oct. 27-28, 1864),
Dabney's Mill
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Plaque
(or Hatcher's Run),
Petersburg,
(or Tucker's House, March 25, 1865),
Boydton Plank Road (March 31, 1865),
White Oak Road, Amelia Springs,
Farmville, Appomattox Court House.

(Disk on the Bottom):
On July 3rd,
Supported the left
centre of the Army.

Organized at
Kingston N.Y.

Mustered into the U.S. Service
August 22, 1862.

Mustered out
June 3, 1865.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.28′ N, 77° 14.766′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickels Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the Klingle House in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Front Inscription and State Seal Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Front Inscription and State Seal
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilcox's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th New Jersey Volunteers (about 500 feet away); 105th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 700 feet away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 120th New York Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 120th New York Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Plaque and Disk Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Back Plaque and Disk
120th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 120th New York Infantry Monument
Looking from the east at the monument, with the Klingle Farm in the background. Sickles Avenue runs from left to right along the fence line next to the monument.
Position Occupied by the 120th New York Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Position Occupied by the 120th New York
Looking from near a stone marked "right flank" for the 120th New York toward the monument. The "left flank" marker is along the fence line to the left side of this view. The monument of course is just right of center. If these flank markers are correct, the regiment was facing northeast, not southwest or west which were the directions of the Confederate attacks.
120th New York Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. 120th New York Infantry Position
Looking from what is labeled the "left flank" of the regiment, with the "right flank" stone seen in the previous photo in the field to the right of view. The monument stands out of frame to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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