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Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

119th New York Infantry

2nd Brigade. 3rd Division

— 11th Corps —

 
 
119th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 119th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
119th
N.Y. Infty.
2nd Brig. 3rd Div. 11th Corps
July 1, 1863

(Back):
The State of New York
dedicates this monument
to the officers and soldiers
of the 119th Regiment N.Y. Inf'ty.
who, as patriotic citizens
obeyed the summons of their
country. Offering their lives for
the cause of union and liberty.
————
Casualties.
Killed 11, Wounded 70.
Captured or missing 59, Total 140.
Taken into action
16 officers. 284 men.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 50.588′ N, 77° 13.846′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east on Howard Avenue. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. 157th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Doles's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); 82nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  119th New York Infantry. After seeing action at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, the 119th transferred with the rest of the Corps to the Western Theater. There it played a prominent role in the Atlanta Campaign. Later it participated in the March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign. The regiment was commanded by Colonel John T. Lockman at the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Adorned with the state seal and the crescent moon symbol of the XI Corps.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Back of Monument
119th New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. 119th New York Infantry Position
Looking at the monument along Howard Avenue, in the center. Two marker stones indicate the flanks of the regiment, on the left and right of the photo. The left flank of the regiment stood near the Carlisle Road, and is partly obscured by traffic signs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,719 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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