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"Little Round Top Memorials #1" Top 5 Page for this destination Gettysburg National Military Park Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Although all the memorials are beautiful, this one is very unique because it is built to let visitors explore it from the inside and has a roof top viewing area to see such a fantastic view.

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.

Number engaged 313.
Killed, 2 officers, 24 enlisted men
Wounded, 5 officers (of whom one died), 75 enlisted
men (of whom ten died).
Total loss, 106.
At noon of July 3rd, was placed in reserve at the right of Little Round Top where it remained until close
of the battle.

From the right tablet, west side:

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."

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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 "

From the right tablet flanking the entryway to the east:

12th N.Y. Infantry
D & E Companies
Lt. Col. H.W. Ryder Com'd'g.
3d Brigade,
1st Division
5th Corps
On Duty at 5th Corps
July 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1863

From the left tablet flanking the east entryway:

12th N. Y. Infantry
or some part of it was
present at all battles
of the 5th Corps
Army of the Potomac
Hanover Court House
May 27th 1862
Appomattox April 9th 1865.

A bronze tablet is on the south side of the doorway to the castle tower on the second level:

The 12th N.Y. Regt.

It had two companies under Lt. Col. Ryder, on duty at Headquarters as Provost Guard 5th Corps and Headquarters Army of the Potomac.

On the 1st day of battle, General Francis Channing Barlow (formerly Lieut. of 12th) was severly 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 begining 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. Paul A. Oliver took charge of the surrendered Confederate arms.

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.

Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone: 717-334-1124, ext 8023

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