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

80th New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

1st Corps

 
80th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 80th New York Infantry Monument
Atop the marker is a "full moon" the symbol of the First Corps. Inside the moon is a relief of a raised hand, symbolizing the regiments oath to protect the Union. Note also the four pillars at the corners of the monument's center.
Inscription.
(Front):
Ulster Guard
20th N.Y. State Militia

80th N.Y. Infantry.
1st Brig. 3d Div. 1st Corps.
Organized 1851 at Kingston. N.Y.
as 20th N.Y.S.M.
Apr. 28, 1861 entered U.S. service for 3 months.
Sept. 5, 1861 re-entered service for 3 years.
Sept. 5, 1864 re-enlisted as veterans for the war.
Jan. 29, 1866 mustered out of service.

(Back):
Held substantially this position
from about 12 m. July 1st. 1863 to 4 p.m.
July 2d on Cemetery Hill
in support of 3d Corps.
July 3d in front line of battle
resisting Pickett's attack.
Number engaged 375.
Killed 35, wounded 111, missing 24.

(Left):
Norman's Ford
Warrenton Springs
Gainsville
Groveton
2d Bull Run
Chantilly

(Right):
South Mountain
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Gettysburg
Petersburg

 
Erected
Close Up of Front Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Close Up of Front
Note the state seal at the bottom of the monument.
1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.886′ N, 77° 15.079′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the First Day Battlefield, south of McPherson Woods, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 121st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 142d Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Abner Doubleday
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Monument
(about 600 feet away); 8th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 80th New York Infantry (20th N.Y.S.M) at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reports of Col. Chapman Biddle. Col. Biddle reported sending a detachment from the 80th New York (he refers to the militia designation of the 20th) forward to the Harmon Farm:
In front of our line, and at the distance of three-quarters of a mile or more, were woods running nearly parallel
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
with it, and between these woods and our line and toward our left were a brick house and a large stone barn. The barn affording cover to the enemy's sharpshooters, who were then skirmishing in front of us, a company of skirmishers was sent from the Twentieth New York Regiment for the purpose of protecting the battery.
(Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 80th New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. The 80th traced its origin to the 20th New York State Militia, and was also known as the Ulster Guard. (Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 80th New York Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on November 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
80th New York Infantry Monument<br>Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. 80th New York Infantry Monument
Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed
80th New York Infantry Monument along Reynolds Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. 80th New York Infantry Monument along Reynolds Avenue
80th New York Infantry Monument<br>Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
8. 80th New York Infantry Monument
Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed
80th New York Infantry Monument<br>Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. 80th New York Infantry Monument
Tree In Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed
80th New York Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
10. 80th New York Line
Looking south down Reynolds Avenue along the line held by the 80th New York.
Skirmishers of the 20th N.Y.S.M. Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
11. Skirmishers of the 20th N.Y.S.M.
Looking west of the monument location toward Willoughby Run. In the center is the location of the John Herbst Farm, near the red barn. In what is today the treeline beyond (where today is a housing subdivision) stood the farm of Emanuel Harmon. Companies G and K of the regiment fought a determined skirmish against Confederates there, until driven back by the advance of the 52nd North Carolina in the mid-afternoon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10, 11. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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