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Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

140th New York State Vols.

 
 
140th New York State Vols. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. 140th New York State Vols. Marker
Inscription.
First Brigade First Division Fifth Corps
Number engaged 529
Casualties
23 killed 118 wounded
114 missing
May 5, 1864

 
Location. 38° 19.049′ N, 77° 45.452′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The monument is in Wilderness Battlefield along the Gordon Flank Attack trail, near Driving Tour Stop Two (the Exhibit Shelter). Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Blood in Saunders Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Flank Attack Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wilderness (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Collision of Giants (about 300 feet away); Clash on the Orange Turnpike (about 400 feet away); The Fighting Ends in Stalemate (about 400 feet away); Battle of the Wilderness (about 400 feet away); Struggle on the Orange Plank Road (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Wilderness and Spotsylvania. National
140th New York State Vols. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
2. 140th New York State Vols. Monument
Park Service article. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the 140th New York. The regiment served with distinction on several battlefields. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The 140th New York at Gettysburg. The Regiment is probably better known for it's stand at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. New York Regimental Losses at the Wilderness. New York Times listing, from June 15, 1864, of the casualties from the New York regiments engaged. Note the number of 140th New York listings. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Saunders Field Marker and 140th NY Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
3. Saunders Field Marker and 140th NY Monument
The 140th charged up the slope to the wood line seen in the background where the trail enters the woods.
Saunders Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
4. Saunders Field
The back side of the monument is seen along the trail up the ridge. The 140th's charge reached the woodline where the observer is standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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