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The monument to the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sykes Avenue, on the northen side of Little Round Top. (39.793652° N, 77.235478° W; Google map; Tour map: Little Round Top) It was dedicated in 1889 by the State of New York.

Monument to the 121st New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 121st New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Emory Upton, whose bas-relief is on the rear of the monument. It brought 470 men to the field, losing two wounded.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D

From the front of the monument

121st N.Y. Infantry
(Col. Emory Upton)
2d. Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps
Held this position from evening of
July 2nd, 1863 until close of battle.

From the right side:

Organized in Herkimer and Otsego Co’s.
Mustered in Aug 23, 1862.
Officers 30, men 910.
Joined by transfer, recruits, etc.
Officers 21, men 425.
Casualties.
Killed and mortally wounded, officers 14, men 212.
Wounded, officers 27, men 596.
Discharged 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.

Bas-relief of Colonel Emory Upton

Bas-relief of Colonel Emory Upton from the rear of the monument

From the left side:

Battles
Crampton’s Pass 1862
Fredericksburg ”
Marye’s Heights 1863
Salem Church ”
Salem Heights ”
Gettysburg ”
Rappahannock Station ”
Mine Run ”
Wilderness 1864
Spottsylvania C.H. ”
North Anna ”
Totopotomoy
Cold Harbor 1864
Petersburg ”
Fort Stevens D.C. ”
Summit Point ”
Winchester ”
Fisher’s Hill ”
New Market ”
Cedar Creek ”
Hatcher’s Run 1865
Petersburg (Fort Fisher) ”
Petersburg (assault) ”
Sailor’s Creek
Appomattox C.H. April 3, 1865.

Closeup of the statue from the Monument to the 121st New York Infantry at Gettysurg

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