Monuments Concerning the 119th New York

        Many monuments were erected for the 11th Corps. From the equestrian statue of Major General Howard on Cemetery Hill, down to monuments of each of the regiments. Each monument tell the events that took place those three days of battle. They also tell the history of the regiment throughout the Civil War. Unfortunately, there is not enough room on this page to fill them all, only the Krzyzanowski Battalion is shown.

        There are many monuments throughout the battlegrounds of Gettysburg. All regiments have their own monument. These monuments stand where the 11th Corps, Third Division, Second Brigade stood for battle on the first day of Gettysburg. They are placed north of town on Howard's Ave. The road bends north towards Barlow's Knoll. Each regiment dedicated their own monument in 1888 on the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. From left to right they are: The 58th New York, the 26th Wisconsin, the 75th Pennsylvania, the Ohio 82nd, and the 119th New York. The 26th Wisconsin is the only one to have two 18 inch square blocks, one on each side of the monument, indicating the right and left flank. Most all monuments, like those here, have the regimental history inscribed on them.

        The monument of Col. W. Krzyzanowski Brigade stands near the 26th Wisconsin monument. It inscribed the events that took place with within the four days of the Battles at Gettysburg. The inscriptions read: Army of the Potomac, Eleventh Corps, Third Division, Second Brigade, Col. W. Krzyzanowski, 58th New York, 119th New York, Ohio 82nd, 75th Pennsylvania, 26th Wisconsin Infantry. July 1 Arrived about 1 P. M. Marched through the town to the front and took position on the line of the Corps on right of First Brigade and was engaged with Brig Gen. Doles's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division and other forcers for more than two hours. About 4. P. M. the Corps having been flanked and forced back by superior numbers it retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and took position behind stone walls. Skirmishers were actively engaged in houses from three to five hundred yards in front. July 2 In same position until between 8 and 9 P. M. when a fierce attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Brig Gen. Hays's Brigade and Battery I 1st New York was momentarily captured but the 58th and 119th New York were hasten to its support and assisted in its recaptured and in repelling the attack. July 3 Not engaged beyond skirmishing but subjected to a heavy artillery fire. July 4 The 119th New York and the 26th Wisconsin made and reconnaissance going about two miles to the east of the town and captured many stragglers. Casualties Killed 12 Officers 63 Men Wounded 36 Officers 252 Men Captured or Missing 6 Officers 201 Men Total 669.

        This monument signifies the location where the 119th New York Infantry Volunteer Regiment stood north of Gettysburg. The monument faces in the same direction the soldiers faced to meet the on coming rebels from Georgia (4th, 21st, and the 44th Georgia Regiments).
        The New York State seal is located in front to the monument. The date, July 1, 1963, is the date this first day battle of Gettysburg took place. The crescent moon placed there is the emblem of the 11th Army Corps in which they fought with. The monument was constructed and set up on the, 25th anniversary, July 1888 and attended with may survivors of that horrible day. (The building behind was built much later in the 1900's)

        The equestrian statue of Oliver O. Howard is located on top of Cemetery Hill, across the street from the National Cemetery in Gettysburg.