Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sickles’ Excelsior Brigade
E Pluribus Unum
Col. W.R. Brewster, Commanding.
Position, July 2, 1863, 3 to 6 p.m.
July 3rd, supported left centre.
32 Killed - 81 Wounded - 4 Missing
Mustered-in June 20, 1861. Mustered-out July 1, 1864.
14 Killed - 64 Wounded - 13 Missing
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out July 30, 1864.
On the afternoon of the 2nd of July 1863, the brigade of which this regiment formed a part, supported Carr's Brigade in resisting the assault of the enemy along the line of the Emmitsburg Road. On July 3rd, supported the left centre of the army.
7 Killed - 94 Wounded - 15 Missing
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out July 19, 1864.
(4th Excelsior, 2nd Fire Zouaves)
At 5.30 p.m. July 2, 1863, this regiment was detached to support General Graham's Brigade at the Peach Orchard which was heavily attacked by McLaws' Division of the Confederate Army. On July 3rd supporting the left centre of the army.
51 Killed - 103 Wounded - 8 Missing
Mustered-in July 10, 1861, Mustered-out June 29, 1865.
On the afternoon of the 2nd of July
17 Killed - 69 Wounded - 3 Missing
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out June 26, 1864.
Erected 1893 by State of New York.
Location. 39° 48.107′ N, 77° 14.849′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Sickles Avenue and Wheatfield Road, on the left when traveling north on Sickles Avenue. Click for map. Located in Excelsior Field, near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clark's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd New York Infantry (within 7th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th New York Battery (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away); First Volunteer Brigade (about 400 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Sickles or Excelsior Brigade. Daniel Sickles, at some personal expense, in 1861 recruited, organized, and presented the brigade as part of the first wave of volunteers for the Civil War. For his role, Sickles was rewarded (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. A History of the Excelsior Brigade. An oration was given by Colonel John N. Coyne on the occasion of the dedication of the monument, July 2, 1893. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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