RIBBON FOR ANNUAL REUNION OF 140TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS – 1884

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Silk ribbon is pale blue in color. Black lettering reads, “ANNUAL REUNION OF 140TH N.Y. VOLS. JUNE 26TH, 1884”. Measures 6 ¾” by 2 ½”. Shows yellow spotting in areas and slight fraying at top and bottom edges.

The 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in Rochester, New York and mustered in for three years’ service on September 13, 1862. The 10 companies of the 140th New York Volunteer Regiment were all recruited from Rochester, New York and the surrounding towns and villages of Monroe County, New York.

The regiment participated in the Gettysburg Campaign. It would engage in its first heavy action of the war during the crucial battle for Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. General Gouverneur K. Warren was putting together a desperate improvised defense of Little Round Top, which was protecting the Union Army's left flank. General Warren intercepted the 140th New York as it marched on the north slope of Little Round Top en route to support Sickle's III Corps in the Wheatfield. General Warren requested the 140th New York assist reinforcing Vincent's 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry which was decimated and under heavy fire on the hill. O'Rorke and his men obliged. Contemporary accounts note that Colonel Patrick "Paddy" O'Rorke, led the way with sword drawn and shouting, “Down this way, boys!”. Without having time to load their weapons A Company and G Company filled in the right flank gap of the 5th Maine. O’Rorke shouted, “Here they are men, commence firing!”. The 140th New York charged over the hill pushing back the 4th Texas Infantry and 5th Texas Infantry Regiments of the Texas Brigade. Although the 140th New York was successful in assisting the defense of the Little Round Top, it cost the regiment 133 total casualties. Colonel O'Rorke was among the dead, having suffered multiple bullet hits. A marker commemorates the losses the 140th NY endured, including Col. O'Rorke, on Little Round Top at the Gettysburg Battlefield.  [sl]

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