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

123rd New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

12th Corps

 
123rd New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 123rd New York Infantry Monument
The statue atop the monument is Clio, the Muse of History.
Inscription. (Front):
123rd. New York
Infantry
1st. Brigade 1st. Division
12th. Corps

Historic.
The 123rd. N.Y. was enlisted in Washington Co. in Aug. 1862; Mustered into the U.S. service Sept. 4; joined the Army of the Potomac and was engaged in the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; in Sept. 1863 transferred to the Army of the Cumberland; and was engaged in the campaign of Atlanta; the March to the Sea; and the campaign of the Carolinas; Mustered out at Washington at the close of the war, June 8, 1865.

(Left):
Engagements
Chancellorsville Kulp's Farm
Gettysburg Chattahoochie River
Resaca Peach Tree Creek
Cassville Atlanta
New Hope Church Montieth's Swamp
Lost Mt. Savannah
Pine Hill Averysboro
Kennesaw Bentonville
Moccasin Swamp

(Right):
Service at Gettysburg
July 1: Marched from Littlestown; Formed line of battle on Wolf Hill; Bivouaced near Baltimore Pike

July 2: Advanced to this line and built a heavy breastwork of logs. At about 6 p.m. moved to support the left near Little Round Top; Returning in the night found works in possession of enemy, as no troops were left to occupy them.

July 3: At about 11 a.m. made a charge and recovered these works; About 4 p.m. moved to support line then
Front Inscription and State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription and State Seal
repelled Pickett's Charge; A little later had a sharp skirmish in front of this line; At night repelled an attack with heavy loss to the enemy.

July 4: Made reconnaissance around Wolf Hill and through Gettysburg over the Hanover Road.

(Back):
123rd New York
The
Washington County
Regiment
12th and 20th Corps


About 100 yards in front
of the line of works, a marker
indicates the position
occupied by the skirmishers
of this Regiment on
the afternoon of July 3.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.993′ N, 77° 13.092′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the lower crest of Culp's Hill 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. 2nd Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Front Plaque
distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 123rd New York Infantry. A history of the regiment. (Submitted on November 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side Plaque
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Right Side Plaque
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Back Inscription
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. Back Plaque
Clio, the Muse of History image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. Clio, the Muse of History
Clio is depicted writing the events of the battle of Gettysburg.
Left Flank Marker for 123rd New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
9. Left Flank Marker for 123rd New York
The left flank marker for the regiment stands just to the north west of the monument (seen here through the trees beyond the large boulders). The Regiment occupied this section of McDougall's Brigade's front rank. The 20th Connecticut was on its right and the 111th Pennsylvania on its left. On the morning of July 3, the Regiment, with the rest of the Brigade, was posted in the open field near McAllister's Woods, but later reoccupied the works in this sector.
Skirmish Line Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
10. Skirmish Line Marker Stone
Located on the down hill slope of Culp's Hill in front of the monument is this stone indicating the location of the regiment's skirmish line:
The Skirmishers
of the 123rd N.Y.
Infty
reached this
point on the
afternoon of
July 3rd 1863.
Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
11. Skirmish Line
Looking from the skirmish line, uphill to the monument location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,045 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10, 11. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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