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12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument
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This monument marks the line where the 12th New Hampshire Infantry (called the "Mountaineers"), commanded by Captain John F. Langley, stood its ground along the III Corps line while it resisted the attack of Wilcox's Brigade of Alabamans on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863). The regiment, part of Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr's brigade, was positioned just North of the Klingel House along Emmitsburg Road, with the 11th NJ Infantry on its left and the 11th Massachusetts on its right, and Battery K, 4th US Artillery in its front. Despite coming under severe fire after the Confederates under General Longstreet attacked, the unit did not retreat until it was ordered to by an aide from division commander General David B. Birney. The noise from the battle was so loud the Captain Langley had to go to each of his company commanders and shout the orders in their ears. When the regiment started its fighting withdrawal, its flag bearers were shot down. Out of 224 men present in the regiment, 27 were killed (including 1st Lieutenant Henry A. French of Company C), and 72 were wounded. The 12th NH Infantry monument was dedicated on September 28, 1888. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Emmitsburg Road, North of the Klingel Farmhouse
 
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Record added: Jan 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19512
12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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