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

86th New York Infantry

2d Brigade, 1st Division

 

3d Corps

 
86th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 86th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
86th New York
Infantry.
2d Brig. 1st Div.
3d Corps.

(Back):
This Regiment
held this position
in the afternoon of
July 2d 1863.
————
Casualties;
Killed 11,
Wounded 51,
Missing 4.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.614′ N, 77° 14.557′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located just north of the Devils Den section 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seventeenth U.S. Infantry (about 400 feet away); 5th New Hampshire Infantry Left Flank (about 400 feet away); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Fight for Devil's Den (about 500 feet away); Smith's New York Battery (about 500 feet away); 20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Notice the state seal at the top of the monument, along with a diamond symbol of the Third Corps.

1. Devil's Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 86th New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment, which had a nickname of "Steuben Rangers." (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Relief on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Relief on Front of Monument
The caption reads: "I yield him unto his country and his God."
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Flank of the 86th New York Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Flank of the 86th New York
The flank marker stone in the foreground represents the right flank of the 86th New York's battle line. The monument stands beside Sickles' Avenue just where the road slightly turns. This is probably closer to the position before the fighting began. Early in the fighting, the 86th advanced, with the rest of the Brigade, about 50 yards west of the Avenue.
86th and 124th New York Regiments Flank Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 86th and 124th New York Regiments Flank Marker
The two New York Regiments share a marker stone representing the 86th's left flank and 124th's right flank.
Rose Woods Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Rose Woods
During the height of the fighting, the 86th opposed elements of the 1st Texas and 15th Georgia, in the Rose Woods. For a considerable amount of time, the The woods seen here on the west side of Sickles Avenue are different that what confronted the soldiers at the time. The wood lot had less underbrush at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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