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Monuments to New York Regiments at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Erected by the State of New York, to commemorate the
Patriotic Services of the 10th Reg't New York Volunteers
mustered into the U.S. Service April 27th, 1861,
reorganized as a Battalion, April 27th, 1863,
participated in 23 battles and campaigns, including the
surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, VA, April 9th, 1865.
Here, August 30th, 1862, the Regiment assisted in
resisting the assault of a superior force of the
enemy, losing nearly a third of its number; one officer
and thirty men were killed or mortally wounded.
"Braver men than those who fought and fell that
day would not be found."

Report of Col. G.K. Warren, Com'g Brigade

  10th New York monument

14th New York monument  

This monument is erected in
commemoration of the dead of
the regiment in the battles of
First Bull Run, July 21, 1861
Gainesville, August 28, 1862
Groveton, August 29, 1862
Second Bull Run, August 30, 1862.
In these and other engagements in
which the regiment participated until
mustered out of the United States
service June 6, 1864, the loss in killed
and wounded aggregated about six
hundred officers and enlisted men.

Erected by the State of New York
September 29, 1906
to commemorate the heroic services of the
5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
(Duryée Zouaves).
Here, about 4 p.m. August 30, 1862, the Regiment, 462 strong, supported Hazlett's Battery, "D" 5th
U.S. Artillery, when attacked by a Division of the victorious Confederates. The Regiment stubbornly
withstood this force, and checked its advance, until the battery had withdrawn.
In holding this position, the Regiment suffered the greatest loss of life sustained by any
infantry regiment, in any battle, during the entire Civil War.
The casualties were: killed or mortally wounded, 124; wounded, 223. Both color bearers, and seven
out of eight of the color guard were killed; but the colors were brought with honor, off the field.

  5th New York monument

Thanks to Brian Pohanka for his contributions.
Photos on this page by DLO.


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