19th Indiana Infantry
Posted to the Project on 04 Feb 08
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Dedicated October 28, 1885. Base added 1904.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Barre granite with red granite Corps insignia; Base: Gettysburg granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 9 1/2 ft.; Base: approx. W. 59 x D. 59 in.
Who made it? Whitehead & Wright, fabricator.
What does it depict? The monument consists of a granite shaft decorated with a relief of the corps insignia and placed atop a tiered base. Inscriptions are cut into the sides and an inset corps insignia is on the south face.
What does it honor? The monument marks the position held by the 19th Indiana Infantry on the afternoon of July 1, 1863, where 288 troops went into action and were outflanked and driven back to the seminary, suffering 210 casualties.
How is it inscribed? ) JULY 1, 1863/1 CORPS GEN. J. F. REYNOLDS KILLED./1 DIV. GEN J. S. WADSWORTH,/1 BRIG. (IRON) GEN. S. MEREDITH, WOUNDED/IRON BRIGADE/2, 6, & 7 WIS. 19 IND & MICH VOL’S./EFFECTIVE STRENGTH 1883/KILLED, WOUNDED & MISSING 1212 (On plinth, raised letters:) INDIANA (On right side:) 19 INDIANA VOL’S./JULY 1, 1863/COL. S.J. WILLIAMS/(Names follow)/STRENGTH, OFFICERS AND MEN 288/KILLED, WOUNDED & MISSING 210 (On rear:) RECORD/MUSTERED INTO U.S. SERVICE/JULY 29, 1861 (On rear:) RECORD/MUSTERED INTO U.S. SERVICE/JULY 29, 1861,/AS VETERANS JAN. 1, 1864,/CONSOLIDATED WITH 7′ & 20′ IND./OCT. 18, 1864./MUSTERED OUT JULY 12, 1865. (On left side:) ENGAGEMENTS/LEWINSVILLE, MATTAGENY (sic)/RAPPAHANOCK STATION/SULPHER SPRINGS, GAINSVILLE/2′ BULL RUN, SOUTH MOUNTAIN/ANTIETAM, FREDERICKSBURGH (sic)/FITZ-HUGH CROSSING, CHANCELLORSVILLE,/GETTYSBURGH (sic), MINE RUN/WILDERNESS, SPOTTSYLVANIA/LAUREL HILL, NORTH ANNA/COLD HARBOR, PETERSBURGH (sic)/MINE EXPLOSION, WELDON R.R./HAFEHER’S (sic) RUN, 2′ WELDON R.R./MORGAN’S STATION, GRAVELLY RUN/FALL OF PETERSBURGH (sic)/SAILOR’S (sic) CREEK, APPOMATTOX/LEE’S SURRENDER
When was this photograph taken? February 26, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, South of Meredith Avenue at Herbst Woods, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located south of Meredith Avenue at Reynolds Woods.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? The base was added in 1904 when Meredith Avenue was built.
Monument Details, Alternative Views, and Contextual Views
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Commander: Col. Samuel J. Williams (1831-1864). Native originally of Virginia; farmer in Selma prior to the War. Killed at the battle of the Wilderness.
Number Engaged: 339
Casualties: 27 killed, 133 wounded, 50 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Crockett T. East, Company K, native of Selma, killed on July 1.
- 2nd Lieutenant Richard Jones, Company B, of Centreville, killed on July 1, buried in National Cemetery at A-1
Soldiers Buried in the Indiana Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Alexander Burk, Company C, A-5
- Pvt. Reuben Clark, Company C, A-6
- Sgt. Thomas J. Daugherty, Company K, A-2
- Pvt. Peter L. Foust, Company C, A-9
- Sgt. James M. Furgason, Company H, A-11
- Pvt. William Hoover, Company C, A-4
- Pvt. William Simmons, Company E, A-10
- Pvt. James Stickley, Company C, A-3
- Cpl. Elkanah Sulgrove, Company F, A-7
- Cpl. Silas G. Upham, Company G, C-5
- Cpl. Thomas J. Wasson, Company B, G-8
- Pvt. James W. Whitlow, Company B, D-9
Raised: Delaware, Elkhart, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Owen, Randolph, and Wayne counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in July 29, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 5. Attached to 3rd Brigade, McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, King’s 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, Iron Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps to October.
SERVICE.–Affair at Lewinsville, Va., September 11, 1861. Reconnaissance to Lewinsville September 25. Occupation of Falls Church September 28. Duty at Fort Craig, Va., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Camp at Upton’s Hill until April 9. Advance on Falmouth, Va., April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg until May 25. McDowell’s advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 1-21. At Warrenton until August 5. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Reconnaissance to Frederick’s Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg’s Mills August 5-6. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Sulphur Springs August 26. Gainesville August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg until October 30. Movement to Warrenton, thence to the Rappahannock October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign (“Mud March,”) January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-30, Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Expedition to Westmoreland County and operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. At Rappahannock Station and Culpeper August 1 to October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-29. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Bottom’s Bridge June 12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to October 18. Non-Veterans mustered out July 28, 1864. Weldon R. R. August 18-21. Consolidated with 20th Indiana Infantry October 18, 1864. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 194 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 316.
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