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  • 2106. BC: The 122nd New York Infantry Monument

    Located two monuments to the left of the 25th New York Cavalry's monument is the stone dedicated to Private Kennedy and his regiment, the 122nd New York Infantry.

    The 122nd New York was part of the Union Army Sixth Corps, a massive relief force sent from Petersburg, Virginia to aid in the defense of the Federal City during Early's Confederate assault. Missing the majority of the first day of the battle because they were in transit, the 6th Corps was instrumental in repulsing Early's forces from Washington on the second day of the battle.

    Like the 98th Pennsylvania monument, the names of the wounded and killed that the regiment suffered during the Battle of Fort Stevens are carved into the sides of the monument. The names on the monument are a testament to the fierce fighting that once occurred on this land. In addition to Kennedy, four more members of the 122nd are interred here.

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