140TH NEW YORK REUNION PHOTO

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Item Code: 1054-2319

Image size is approx. 9.50 x 7.75 inches. The edges have some waviness to them showing that the image was trimmed by hand.

The view shows approx. 62 veterans of the 140th New York Infantry posed in front of a two-story pavilion next to a willow tree and several small outbuildings. Mixed among the veterans are two little girls dressed in white. All the veterans wear dark suits and most are holding dark slouch hats or bowlers. One veteran has a GAR and wreath insignia on his hat while another at back right wears a kepi. All the men wear ribbons and under magnification the regimental number “140” is clearly visible as well as a 5th Corps badge which is correct for the 140th New York.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast and the paper is in very good condition.

The 140th New York was organized on September 13, 1862. They served with the 12th and 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac and saw action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spotsylvania, North Anna River and Petersburg. During its service the regiment lost 10 officers and 309 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease.

This regiment is well-known for its stand at Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Reaching the crest of Little Round Top just as the Confederates were coming up the opposite side the 140th’s commanding officer, Col. Patrick Henry O’Rorke, led the regiment in a charge that cost him his life but stopped the Confederate advance up the hill.  [AD]

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