Patrick O'Rorke


Col. Patrick O'Rorke, who graduated first in his class at West Point in 1861, was a Civil War hero, having led a critical charge by the 140th New York Infantry in defense of Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. He was killed in the battle.

Here is a link to [WWW]Col. O'Rorke's bust on the Gettysburg's battlegrounds. There is a legend that if you rub the nose of the bust you will have good luck. —PeteB

The Patrick O'Rorke Bridge, which replaced the Stutson Street Bridge in 2004, is named after him.