In 1893, on the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the State of New York supported the return of all surviving veterans of that battle to Gettysburg for the dedication of the New York Monument. Special trains were arranged to take the soldiers from various parts of New York to Gettysburg, and the old soldiers camped on the old battlefield for the 3 days of commemoration, July 1-3, 1893. New York also had Gettysburg Veterans' medals struck, somewhere around 11,000 of them.
It was left up to the veteran whether or not he wanted to personalize the medal with his name and regiment engraved on the edge.
Charles M. Hyatt
Residence was not listed; 19 years old. Enlisted on 8/1/1862 at Starkey, NY as a Private. On 8/22/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. NY 126th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 6/3/1865 at Alexandria, VA
He was listed as: * POW 9/15/1862 Harper's Ferry, VA (Paroled) * Paroled 9/16/1862 Harper's Ferry, VA
* Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA
* Wounded 5/6/1864 Wilderness, VA
* Corpl 7/1/1864