. The monument stands on the spot where the flag of the regiment was placed.
Two granite markers fix the position of the flanks of the line, and from the location a view of nearly all the battle ground is obtained.
The monument is composed of four pieces of the best Quincy
granite, surmounted by the figure of a soldier seven feet in height, made of American standard bronze.
The base is six feet square and the entire height is fourteen feet and three inches.
On the front is the legend, “The 121st New York Infantry (Colonel Emory Upton
), 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, held this position from the evening of June 2d, until the close of the battle.”
There are also on the front the 6th Corps cross, and the coat of arms of the State of New York
The reverse side has a life size medallion of Colonel Emory Upton
On one side a bronze panel contains the inscription, “Organized in Herkimer
and Otsego Counties
; Mustered in August 23, 1862; Officers 30, Men 910; Casualties, killed and mortally wounded: Officers 14, Men 212 (This total of killed and mortally wounded should be 275 as shown by preceding record); Wounded: Officers 27, Men 596; Died of Disease: Officers 4, Men 117; Discharged for wounds, disease, etc.: Officers 37, Men 283; Transferred to other commands:: Officers 12, Men 262; Mustered Out June 25, 1865, Officers 25, Men 283.”
The bronze panel on the other side contains the list of the battles for which the regiment is credited in the military archives at Washington
as follows: “Crampton's Pass, Fredericksburg
, Mary's Heights, Salem Church, Salem Heights
, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run
, Spottsylvania C. H., North Anna
, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg
, Fort Stevens D. C.
, Summit Point
), Fisher's Hill
, New ”