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

108th New York Infantry

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps

 
 
108th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 108th New York Infantry Monument
The upper half of the monument is in the form of a trefoil, the symbol of the II Corps.
Inscription. (Front and around the last step):
108th N.Y. Infty
2nd Brig. 3rd Div. 2nd Corps
July 2 & 3. 1863

(Back):
108th N.Y. Infty
Occupied this position July 2 & 3 1863, supporting Battery I, 1 U.S. Art. during the artillery duel on the afternoon of July 3. It sustained a terrific fire without being able to return a shot.
Number engaged 200
Casualties.
Killed 16, wounded 86, Total 102.
During the charge the left of the Confederate line lapped its front and came within 50 yards of it before breaking. The 108th N.Y. Infty was recruited and mustered into the service at Rochester N.Y. Aug. 16, 1862. It participated in all the battles of the 2nd Corps from Antietam, September 17, 1862, to the surrender at Appomattox Apr. 9, 1865, having been actively engaged 28 times.
 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.974′ N, 77° 14.076′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Relief on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Relief on Front of Monument
Note the state seal below the regiment's name. The relief depicts a soldier laying prone, under fire. In the background is a gun of Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery, which the 108th New York supported. Two hills in the background represent the Round Tops of the southern part of the battlefield.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery I First U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Massachusetts Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 108th New York Infantry in the Civil War. The service record of the regiment in the war. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
108th New York Infantry Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 108th New York Infantry Line
Looking at the monument from the south. The Regiment held a line supporting the artillery on the northern section of Ziegler's Grove on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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