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

140th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— 5th Corps —

 
140th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
1. 140th New York Infantry Monument
Note the Maltese Cross of the V Corps cut into the top of the monument.
Inscription.  (Around the Top of the Monument):
Fraternity
Valor
Patriotism
Duty

(Right):
140th
N.Y. Infty.
3rd Brigade
2nd Division
5th Corps.
July 2 & 3, 1863

(Left):
Number engaged
526.
Casualties.
26 killed.
89 wounded.
18 missing.

(Front):
col. Pat'k H. O'Rorke
Killed July 2, 1863

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 47.485′ N, 77° 14.222′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial can be reached from Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling
Front of Monument - Col. O'Rorke image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Front of Monument - Col. O'Rorke
Some believe a rubbing the nose of O'Rorke on this monument will give them good luck, which explains the worn appearance of the figure's nose. Unfortunately, this seemingly harmless action is damaging to the monument.
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north. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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 this marker. Defense of Little Round Top (a few steps from this marker); Col. Strong Vincent (a few steps from this marker); 12th and 44th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Historic Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixteenth Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. 140th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. The regiment was also known as the Monroe County Regiment and the Rochester Race Horses. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 140th New York Monument. Discussion of the monument at Stone Essentials
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
provides some background information about the regiment's role at Little Round Top. O'Rorke committed the regiment based on a personal request by Warren. While technically a breach of protocol, the timely arrival of the 140th turned the tide of battle on the front side of the round top. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
State Seal on the Back of the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
5. State Seal on the Back of the Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,691 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jun. 29, 2022