Sgt. Amos Humiston Monument

Sgt. Amos Humiston served with the 154th New York Infantry. The spot where he fell is marked with a monument.

Amos Humiston Wounding Monument Gettysburg June 2008

Dedicated: 1993.

Location: Grounds of the Gettysburg Fire Department on North Stratton Street, just north of the intersection with York Street and south of the railroad tracks.

Description: Natural boulder with bronze plaque. Humiston was killed on the first day of fighting in Gettysburg as his regiment was overwhelmed in the fighting at the Kuhn Brickyard (scene of the nearby mural that is located today on the little patch of battlefield land known as Coster Avenue). When the soldier’s body was found later that week, he was clutching a picture of three children. The poignant scene of a father clutching a picture of his children — presumably looking upon their faces as his last mortal act — set off a nationwide search for the family. In November 1863, Humiston was finally identified.