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Monument at Gettysburg
Little Round Top

121st#1
Monument to the 121st NY Volunteer Infantry as it appeared when completed in 1889 - view one

General Description of the Monument (from the Report of the Gettysburg Monument Committee of the 121st New York Volunteers, compiled by Lt. Col. J.W. Cronkite, Chairman on authority of the committee.)
"It is built entirely of Quincy granite and standard American bronze, 6 feet square at the base,
and 14 feet 3 inches in height, including the surmounting figure of the soldier, which is 7 feet.
The front face bears this inscription:
'121st N.Y. Infantry, (Col. Emory Upton),
2d Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps.
Held this position from evening of
July 2d, 1863, until close of battle.'
Also the 6th Corps Cross, and Coat of Arms of the State of New York, in bronze.
On the reverse of dies is a bronze medallion of General Emory Upton, life size.
Each of the two sides of the die contains a large bronze panel.
One contains the following inscription:
ORGANIZED IN HERKIMER AND OTSEGO COUNTIES.
Mustered in August 23, 1862.
Officers...........................30
Men................................910

Joined by Transfer Recruits, etc.
Officers...........................21
Men................................212

Casualties
Killed of Mortally Wounded,
Officers...........................14
Men................................212

Wounded
Officers...........................27
Men................................596

Died of Disease
Officers...........................4
Men................................117

Discharges for Wounds, Disease, Etc.
Officers...........................37
Men................................283

Transferred to Other Commands
Officers...........................12
Men................................262

Mustered Out, June 25, 1865
Officers...........................25
Men................................283

121st#2
Monument to the 121st NY Volunteer Infantry as it appeared
when completed in 1889 - view two

On the opposite side of die is a list of twenty-five battles
credited to the regiment by the War Department.

Crampton's Pass......................1862
Fredericksburg.......................1862
Marye's Heights......................1863
Salem Church.........................1863
Salem Heights........................1863
Gettysburg...........................1863
Rappahannock Station.................1863
Mine Run.............................1863
Wilderness...........................1864
Spottsylvania, C.H...................1864
North Anna...........................1864
Totopotomoy..........................1864
Cold Harbor..........................1864
Petersburg...........................1864
Fort Stevens, D.C....................1864
Summit Point.........................1864
Winchester...........................1864
Fisher's Hill........................1864
New Market...........................1864
Cedar Creek..........................1864
Hatcher's Run........................1865
Peterburg (Fort Fisher)..............1865
Petersburg (Assault).................1865
Sailor's Creek.......................1865
Appomattox, C.H., April 9th..........1865

Committee members: John S. Kidder, New York, NY; James W. Cronkite, Brooklyn, NY; Clinton Beckwith, New York, NY; Timothy Dasey, Little Falls, NY; Andrew Davidson, Cooperstown, NY; Elias C. Mather, Garrattsville, NY; Douglas Campbell, New York, NY; Herman I Johnson, Utica, NY; Frank E. Lowe, New York, NY; J.K. Tyler, Westford, NY; & J.M. Lovejoy, South Valley, NY.

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