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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

157th Regiment New York Volunteers

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

11th Corps

 
157th Regiment New York Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 157th Regiment New York Volunteers Monument
Front inscription. The crescent moon symbol of the XI Corps is prominently displayed at the top of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
Erected by the Survivors
of the 157th Reg't New York Vol's
in Memory of their Gallant Comrades
Who Fell Here, July 1, 1863

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps


(Back):
Gettysburg
———
Lost here 18 Officers and
291 Enlisted Men, Reducing Reg't
To 100 For Duty


(Left):
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Hagerstown
Fort Wagner
Siege of Charlestown
1.& 2. John's Island


(Right):
Camp Milton
Honey Hill
Deveaux Neck
Dingle's Mill
Rafting Creek
Boykin's Mill
Sumter

 
Erected 1886 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.409′ N, 77° 14.191′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Mummasburg Road, on the right on Howard Avenue. Click for map. Located on the First Day Battlefield at 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. Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Back Inscription
(about 500 feet away); 45th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); Third Division (about 700 feet away); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 800 feet away); 61st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Gettysburg College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 157th Regiment New York Volunteers. Also called "The Madison and Cortland Regiment." Short history of the regiment. (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Two 157th New York Monuments. Blog entry detailing the two different regimental monuments. And there is marker indicating the furthest skirmish line to the north along Carlisle Road. (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 157th N.Y.S.V. Infantry Regiment, Company G. Reenactor company home page. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Sgt. Henry G. Kellogg of Williamstown, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Right Inscription
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
157th Regiment New York Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. 157th Regiment New York Volunteers Monument
157th New York Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 157th New York Position
In the early afternoon of July 1, the regiment was posted with their left flank on the Mummasburg Road, facing to the northwest, with their unit line roughly parallel to the modern Howard Avenue. Later in the afternoon, the regiment moved to the east near the Carlisle Road, where another monument is posted.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Sgt. Henry G. Kellogg of Williamstown, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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