STEREO VIEW OF THE 40TH NEW YORK INFANTRY MONUMENT IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH

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Stereo card has a plain gray mount.

Image shows the monument to the 40th New York Infantry aka “The Mozart Regiment” which depicts a soldier laying behind a stone barricade.

Mount is clean and is unmarked but for the word “GETTYSBURG” at bottom. Contrast and clarity are good.

Reverse is blank.

The granite monument stands just over six feet high. It depicts a soldier concealed behind rocks, rifle in hand. Bronze tablets in the diamond shape of the symbol of the Third Corps are on the front and left side, while a circular bronze inset of the Seal of the State of New York is on the right side.

The monument was dedicated by the State of New York on July 2nd 1888. A quarter of the money to create the monument came from the State of Massachusetts, who provided four companies when the regiment was formed.

The 40th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Thomas W. Egan, a clerk from New York City. He was slightly wounded on July 2nd but remained in the field. The regiment’s name comes from it being formed under the auspices of the Mozart Hall Committee, a New York City political group. It brought 606 men to the field. (courtesy Stone Sentinels website)

The 40th New York Infantry served with the 3rd and 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac and took part in 122 battles and skirmishes losing heavily at Fair Oaks, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. During its service it lost 22 officers and 398 men killed, died of wounds and disease.  [ad] [ph:L]

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