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The monument to the 120th New York is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue.(39.804666 N, 77.246115 W; Google map; Tour map: Emmitsburg Rd. & Sickles Ave.) It was dedicated in 1889 by the State of New York.

Monument to the 120th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 120th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius D. Westbrook. He was wounded on July 2nd, and Major John R. Tappen then took command.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-2D

From the base of the monument:

120th New York Infantry.
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps

Detail of the tablet from the monument to the 120th New York Infantry

From the square tablet on the front:

The One Hundred And Twentieth New York Infantry
held this part of the line on the second day of July, 1863.
Present for duty, 30 officers, 397 men, total 427.
Casualties, from the war department,
Killed in battle, 8 officers, 25 men,
Wounded, 10 officers, 144 men,
Missing 17, Total 204.

Detail of the tablet from the monument to the 120th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

From the square tablet on the rear:

Battles in which the regiment was engaged,
From the War Department.
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, James City, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna,
Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom,
Poplar Springs Church,
Boydton Plank Road, (Oct. 27-28, 1864),
Dabney’s Mills, (or Hatcher’s Run),
Petersburg, (or Tucker’s House, (March 25, 1865),
Boydton Plank Road, (March 31, 1865),
White Oak Road, Amelia Springs,
Farmville, Apomattox Court House.

Detail from the monument to the 120th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

From the round tablet on the rear:

On July 3rd,
supported the left centre of the Army.

Organized at Kingston N.Y.
Mustered into U.S. Service August 22, 1862
Mustered out June 3, 1865

Monument to the 120th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

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