Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
12th and 44th New York Infantry
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps
The 44th N.Y. Infantry, Lieut. Colonel Freeman Conner commanding, held position about 100 feet in advance of this monument, designated by a marker, from about 3 p.m. July 2, to about 11 a.m. July 3, 1863.
Killed, 2 officers, 24 enlisted men.
Wounded, 5 officers (of whom one died), 75 enlisted
men (of whom ten died).
Total loss, 106.
(Front Right Side Plaque):
The 44th New York Infantry was organized at Albany, N.Y., August 8th—October 21, 1861. Number enlisted, 1096. Assigned to Brigade commanded by General Daniel Butterfield Subsequently known as 3d Brig. 1st Div. 5th Corps, A. P. In October 1862, two full companies, one of Albany State Normal School students, and the other from Yates Co., N. Y. were added. Total enrollment, 1585.
Killed, 3 officers, 122 enlisted men.
Wounded, 35 officers (of whom one died), 504 enlisted men
(of whom sixty-two died).
Died of disease, 2 officers, 145 enlisted men.
Missing in action, 50 enlisted men.
Mustered out at Albany N.Y. Oct. 1864.
Men whose term had not expired transferred to 140th
and 146th N.Y. Infantry
(Back Left Side Plaque):
D & E Companies
Lt. Col. H.W. Ryder Com'd'g.
on duty at 5th Corps
July 1st 2d & 3d 1863.
(Back Right Side Plaque):
or some part of it was
present at all battles
Army of Potomac
Hanover Court House
May 27th 1862
Appomattox April 9th 1865.
(Plaque on Tower):
On the 1st day of battle, General Francis Channing Barlow (formerly Lieut. of 12th) was severely wounded commanding 1st Div. 11th Corps.
On 2nd day of battle, General Daniel E. Sickles (formerly a captain of 12th) was severely wounded commanding 3rd Army Corps.
On the 3rd day of battle, General Daniel Butterfield (who, as Colonel, brought the 12th Regt. to the war) was wounded and disabled at Headquarters as Chief of Staff of the Army.
At the beginning of the war, this was the first Reg't to cross Long Bridge on advance of the Union Army May 24th 1861.
At Appomattox the two companies of the 12th consolidated with the 5th N.Y Vet. Infy. under Lt. Col. H. W. Ryder & Maj.
It had 66 enlisted men killed or died of wounds received in action, 67 enlisted men died of disease, 4 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.
It had officers killed or died of wounds in various battles:
Captain Wm. H. Hoagland.
Captain Jas. Cromie. Captain Jos. Turkington.
Captain Henry C. Burton.
Captain Wm. Stockman Woods.
Lieut. Edward M. Fisher.
Erected 1893 by State of New York.
Location. 39° 47.475′ N, 77° 14.221′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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. Col. Strong Vincent (here, next to this marker); Historic Breastworks 140th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Little Round Top (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixteenth Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hold The Ground At All Hazards" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The monument is perhaps the most prominent feature on Little Round Top. The "castle turret" has a stairway, leading to a viewing deck.
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 12th New York Infantry. Service record of the 12th New York. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 44th New York Infantry. Service record of the 44th New York. The 44th was nicknamed "Ellsworth Avengers" in reference to Col. Elmer Elsworth, killed in Alexandria, Virginia early in the war. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,861 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 15. submitted on July 5, 2012.