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39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards)

3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps

 
 
39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) Monument
At the top of the monument is the trefoil of Third Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
39th
New York
Infantry,
(Garibaldi Guards)
3rd Brig. 3d Div.
2d Corps.

(Back)
This Regiment at about
7 o'clock P.M. July 2d 1863.
Being ordered to support
General Sickles' line.
Charged and drove the enemy
Recapturing the Guns and
Equipment of Battery I.
5th U.S. Artillery.
A stone tablet marks
the place where this
incident occurred

(Right):
This regiment
(composed of 4 companies)
held this
position
July 2d and 3d
1863.

(Left):
Casualties:
Killed 15,
Wounded 80,
Total 95.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.849′ N, 77° 14.114′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (a few steps from this marker); Second Corps
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); John Page Nicholson (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 39th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Garibaldi Guards. Service history of the regiment. The regiment was raised by the rather colorful Col. Frederick George D'Utassy in 1861. As formed the regiment contained mostly immigrants, with three companies of Germans, three of Hungarians, one Swiss, one French, one Italian, and one of Spanish and Portuguese. The regiment was named in honor of the Italian general
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
and political figure Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
Note the marking in the lower left: "Frederick & Fields, Quincy, Mass."
State Seal on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. State Seal on Front of Monument
39th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. 39th New York Infantry Monument
The regiment occupied a position in the second rank of Willard's (3rd) Brigade, reinforcing Smyth's (2nd) Brigade. The location of that line is to the east of modern Hancock Avenue, where the monument stands.
 
 
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