111th New York Infantry

The 111th New York Infantry served as members of Willards’ Brigade of Hays’ Division of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Monument to the 111th New York Infantry. Gettysburg August 2012

Cast 1889. Dedicated June 26, 1891.

Location: Located on the west side of north Hancock Avenue at the Brian Barn. The monument stands at the spot where the regiment’s colors stood during the battle on July 3; on this spot, four color bearers and two officers fell defending Cemetery Ridge during “Pickett’s Charge.”

Description: A bronze figure of a Civil War soldier advancing forward on the battlefront with his rifle cocked and ready to shoot. His canteen and ammunition pouches are slung over his shoulder, and his cap is titled back on his head. The sculpture rests on a rectangular base adorned on the front with a circular bronze relief depicting the state seal. A trefoil symbol adorns the north and south sides of the base. The monument marks the position held by the regiment on July 3, 1863 at the time of Longstreet’s assault. Memorial cost $2,400.00. Monument is a battered shaft of smooth and polished granite set on a 8.2×5.10 foot rough cut stepped base with tooled edge. The shaft has excised letters with a bronze medallion and tablet, and capped with a bronze infantryman. Overall height is 14.3 feet. Sculptured by Casper Buberl. Flanking markers are one foot square.

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