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New York State Auxiliary Monument - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 48.255 W 077° 14.064
18S E 308719 N 4408419
Quick Description: This unique monument represents one of two Civil War New York State Monuments of the War Dept. Era (1895-1927). The memorial was erected to commerate NY commanders not listed or memorialized with monumentation elsewhere that fought at Gettysburg.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2012 9:09:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMFRXF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:

The New York State Auxiliary Monument is located on the right or east part of Hancock Avenue if traveling north toward the Pennsylvania Monument which looms hugely in the distance. This part of the battlefield is the south section of Cemetery Ridge. Parking is available at small, cutout shoulders along the road, some wide, some narrow. Be sure to stay off the grass or you will be ticketed by park police. I visited this monument on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:43 P.M. I was at an elevation of 601 feet, ASL. I used a Canon PowerShot 14.1 Megapixel, SX210 IS digital camera for the photos.

The Draw the Sword site helped out by the NPS narrative and the SIRIS site offers the following description: Semicircular wall monument is made up of eighteen panels with a seat below, running nearly the length of the wall. The New York State Coat of Arms appears in relief on the protruding center structure which is surmounted by a eagle with wings spread upward. The names of forty-one officers who commanded units at Gettysburg are listed. Granite walk to the monument that is 8×14 foot with two, eight-inch risers. Monument is a semi-circular granite shaft twenty-four foot in diameter topped by a spread wing eagle and set on a central projecting node base. The shaft is incised with inscriptions, excised coat-of-arms, and incised commanders’ names in the circular wall part.

The monument was dedicated on September 9, 1925 by the State of New York. The monument is composed entirely of White Concord granite and has the following dimensions: approximately 21 x 42 x 24 feet. The monument was sculpted by Gerome Brush under the architect Edward Pearce Casey (1864 - 1940) and fabricated by John Swenson Granite Company. There are inscriptions everywhere which read:

(Center):
The State of
New York
in recognition
of the services
rendered by those
corps, division, and
brigade commanders
at Gettysburg not
elsewhere honored
on this field.

(Left Wing):
Daniel Edgar
Sickles
Major General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
Third Corps

Daniel Butterfield
Major General

U.S. Volunteers
Chief of Staff
Army of the Potomac

Marsena Rudolph
Patrick
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Provost Marshall Gen.
Army of the Potomac

Robert Ogden Tyler
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
Artillery Reserve

Wesley Merritt
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
Reserve Brig. Cav. Corps

Thomas Casimer Devin
Colonel
6th N.Y. Cav. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig. 1st Cav. Corps

Henry Baxter
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig 2nd Div 1st Corps

Adrian Rowe Root
Colonel
94th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig 2nd Div 1st Corps

Roy Stone
Colonel
149th Penn. Volunteers
2nd Brig 3rd Div 1st Corps

Charles Sheils
Wainwright
Colonel
1st N.Y. Light Artillery
Commanding
Artillery Brig 1st Corps

Samuel Kurtz Zook
Brevet Major General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 1st Div 2nd Corps

Norman Jonathan Hall
Colonel
7th Mich Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 2nd Div 2nd Corps

Eliakim Sherrill
Colonel
126th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 3rd Div 2nd Corps

George Lamb Willard
Colonel
125th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 3rd Div 2nd Corps

Patrick Kelly
Colonel
88th N.Y. Volunteers
2nd Brig 1st Div 2nd Corps

James M. Bull
Lieut. Colonel
126th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 3rd Div 2nd Corps

Francis Edwin Pierce
Lieut. Colonel
108th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig 3rd Div 2nd Corps

J.H. Hobart Ward
Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols
Commanding
2nd Brig 1st Div 3rd Corps
Also commanding Div.

Charles Kinnaird Graham
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 1st Div 3rd Corps

Joseph Bradford Carr
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 2nd Div 3rd Corps

Philip Regis
Detrobriand
Colonel
38th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 1st Div 3rd Corps

Wiliam R Brewster
Colonel
73rd N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig 2nd Div 3rd Corps

Hiram Berdan
Colonel
1st U.S. Sharpshooters
Commanding
2nd Brig 1st Div 3rd Corps

Romeyn Beck Ayres
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Division 5th Corps

Stephen Hinsdale Weed
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps

James Clay Rice
Colonel
44th N.Y. Volunteers
3rd Brig 1st Div 5th Corps

Kenner Garrard
Colonel
146th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps

(Right Wing):
David Allen Russell
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 1st Div 6th Corps

Joseph Jackson Bartlett
Brigadier General
U.S. Voluneers
Commanding 2nd Brig 1st Div
and 3rd Brig 3rd Div 6th Corps

Alexander Shaler
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 3rd Div 6th Corps

Charles Henry Tompkins
Colonel
1st R.I. Light Artillery
Commanding
Artillery Brig 6th Corps

David J. Nevin
Colonel
62nd N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
3rd Brig 3rd Div 6th Corps

Adolph von Steinwehr
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Div 11th Corps

Leopold Von Gilsa
Colonel
41st N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 1st Div 11th Corps

George Von Amsberg
Colonel
45th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 3rd Div 11th Corps

Wladimir Krzyzanowski
Colonel
58th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
2nd Brig 3rd Div 11th Corps

Charles Robert Coster
Colonel
134th N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 2nd Div 11th Corps

Thomas Ward Osborn
Major
1st N.Y. Light Artillery
Commanding
Artillery Brig 11th Corps

Thomas Howard Ruger
Brigadier General
U.S. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Division 12th Corps

Archibald L. McDougall
Colonel
123rd N.Y. Volunteers
Commanding
1st Brig 1st Div 12th Corps

Silas Colgrove
Colonel
27th Indiana Infantry
Commanding
3rd Big 1st Div 12th Corps

NY commanders honored by
bronze statues on this field
Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum U.S.V.
Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday U.S.V.
Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren U.S.V.
Bv. Maj. Gen. James S. Wadsworth U.S.V.
Bv. Maj. Gen. John C. Robinson U.S.A.
Bv. Maj. Gen. George S. Greene U.S.V.
Maj. Gen. Francis C. Barlow U.S.V.
Bv. Maj. Gen. Alexander S. Webb U.S.A.

New York Commands
At Gettysburg
Cavalry Regiments
2nd - Lt. Col. Otto Harhaus
4th - Lt. Col. Augustus Pruyn
5th - Major John Hammond
6th - Major William E. Beardsley
8th - Lt. Col. William L. Markell
9th - Col. William Sackett
10th - Major M. Henry Avery
Oneida - Capt. Daniel P. Mann

Artillery Batteries
1ST Reg. Lt. Artillery
B - Lieut. Albert S. Sheldon, Capt. James McKay Rorty, Lieut. Robert E. Rogers
C - Capt. Almont Barners
D - Capt. George B. Winslow
E - Attached to Battery L
G - Capt. Nelson Ames
I - Capt. Michael Wiedrich
K - Capt. Robert H. Fitzhugh
L - Capt. Gilbert H. Reynolds; Lieut. George Beck
M - Lieut. Charles E. Winegar
Independent Lt Batteries
1st - Capt. Andrew Cowan
3rd - Capt. William A. Harn
4th - Capt. James E. Smith
5th - Capt. Elijah D. Taft
6th - Capt. Joseph W. Martin
10th - Attahced to Bat. E. 5th Mass.
11th - Attached to Bat. K 1st Art.
13th - Lieut. William Wheeler
14th - Attached to Bat. B 1st Art.
15th - Capt. Patrick Hart

Engineer Regiments
15th - Major Walter L. Cassin
50th - Col. William H. Pettes

Infantry Regiments
8th - Lieut. Hermann Foerster
10th - Major George F. Hopper
12th - Capt. Henry W. Rider
33rd - Capt. Henry J. Gifford
39th - Major Hugo Hildebrandt
40th - Col. Thomas W. Egan
41st - Lt. Col. Detleo Von Einsiedel
42nd - Col. James E. Mallon
43rd - Lieut. Col. John Wilson
44th - Col. James C. Rice; Lt. Col. Freeman Conner
45th - Col. George Von Amsberg; Lt. Col. Adolphus Dobke
49th - Col. Daniel D. Bidwell
52nd - Lt. Col. Chas. G. Freudenberg; Capt. William Scherrer
54th - Major Stephen Kovacs
57th - Lieut. Col. Alford B. Chapman
58th - Lt. Col. August Otto; Capt. Emil Koenig
59th - Lt. Col. Max A. Thoman; Capt. William McFadden
60th - Col. Abel Godard
61st - Lt. Col. Koscar Broady
62nd - Lt. Col. Theo. B. Hamilton
63rd - Lieut. Col. Richard C. Bentley; Capt. Thomas Touhy
64th - Col. Daniel G. Bingham; Major Leman W. Bradley
65th - Col. Joseph E. Hamblin
66th - Col. Orlando H. Morris; Lt. Col. John S. Hammell; Major Peter Nelson
67th - Col. Nelson Cross
68th - Col. Gotthilf Bourry
69th - Capt. Richard Moroney; Lieut. James J. Smith
70th - Col. J. Egbert Farnum
71st - Col Henry L. Potter
72nd - Col. John S. Austin; Lieut. Col. John Leonard
73rd - Major Michael W. Burns
74th - Lieut. Col. Thomas Holt
76th - Major Andrew J. Grover; Capt. John E. Cook
77th - Lt. Col. Winsor B. French
78th - Lt. Col. H. Von Hammerstein
80th - Col. Theodore B. Gates
82nd - Lieut. Col. James Huston; Capt. John Darrow
83rd - Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moesch
84th - Col. Edward B. Fowler
86th - Lieut. Col. Benj. L. Higgins 88th - Capt. Dennis F. Burke
93rd - Col. John S. Crocker
94th - Col. Adrian R. Root; Major Samuel A. Moffett
95th - Col. George H. Biddle; Major Edward Pye
97th - Col. Charles Wheelock; Major Charles Northrup
102nd - Col. James C. Lane; Capt. Lewis R. Stegman
104th - Col. Gilbert G. Prey
107th - Col. Nirom M. Crane
108th - Lt. Col. Francis E. Pierce
111th - Col. Clinton D. MacDougall; Lieut. Col. Isaac M. Lusk; Capt. Aaron P. Seeley
119th - Col. John T. Lockman, Lieut. Col. Edward F. Lloyd
120th - Lt. Col. Corn D. Westbrook; Major John R. Tappen
121st - Col. Emory Upton
122nd - Col. Silas Titus
123rd - Lieut. Col. James C. Rogers; Capt. Adolphus H. Tanner
124th - Col. A. Van Horne Ellis; Lt. Col. Francis M. Cummins
125th - Lieut. Col. Levin Crandell
126th - Col. Eliakim Sherrill; Lt. Col. James M. Bull
134th - Lieut. Col. Allan H. Jackson
136th - Col. James Wood Jr.
137th - Col. David Ireland
140th - Col. Patrick H. O'rorke; Lieut. Col. Louis Ernst
145th - Col. E. Livingston Price
146th - Col. Kenner Garrard; Lieut. Col. David T. Jenkins
147th - Lieut. Col. Francis C. Miller; Major George Harney
149th - Col. Henry A. Barnum; Lieut. Col. Charles B. Randall
150th - Col. John H. Ketcham
154th - Lieut. Col. Daniel B. Allen
157th - Col. Philip B. Brown Jr.
1st U.S. Sharpsh. Col Hiram Berdan; Lieut. Col. Casper Trepp


The New York State Auxiliary Monument is a contributing feature to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District which is nationally significant under NR Criteria A, B, C & D. Areas of Significance: Military, Politics/Government, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Archeology-Historic. Period of Significance: 1863-1938. The original National Register Nomination was approved by the Keeper March 19, 1975. An update to this nomination was approved by the Keeper on January 23, 2004. The monument is identified as structure number MN267.

From the Nomination Form:
1 of 2 Civil War New York State Monuments of the War Dept. Era (1895-1927). Erected to commerate NY commanders not listed elsewhere that fought at Gettysburg. Located E side South Hancock Avenue.

Short Physical Description:
Mn, semi-circular 42'L x 24'D x 21' H. Central projecting node of base, shaft incised inscriptions, excised coat-of-arms, topped by spread wing eagle. Incised commander names in circular wall portions. Granite walk to Mn 8'x 14' w/2 risers 8".

Long Physical Description:
Monument is a semi-circular granite shaft twenty-four foot in diameter topped by a spread wing eagle and set on a central projecting node base. The shaft is incised with inscriptions, excised coat-of-arms, and incised commanders' names in the circular wall part. Overall height 21 feet. Designed by Edward J. Casey. Granite walk to the monument that is 8x14 foot with two, eight-inch risers. Located on the east side of south Hancock Avenue.


My Sources
1. NRHP Nomination Form
2. SIRIS
3. Stone Sentinels
4. Virtual Gettysburg
5. Draw the Sword
6. Historical Marker Database

Date Installed or Dedicated: 9/9/1925

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of New York

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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