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12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument

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.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19512
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 12th New Hampshire Infantry Monument (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19512, citing Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .