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

76th New York Infantry

2d Brigade, 1st Division

 

1st Corps

 
76th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 76th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument, in a circle that symbolizes the First Corps, are the regiment's numbers.
Inscription. (Front):
76th
New York
Infantry,
2d Brigade,
1st Division,
1st Corps.

(Back):
Fire opened here,
July 1st 1863,
at 10 a.m.
—————
Second stand at
R.R. Cut.
————
Third,
at Culp's Hill,
July 2d and 3d

(Right):
Number engaged
348
—————
Casualties,
Killed 32,
Wounded 132,
Missing 70.
(Left):
Regiment raised
at Courtland
and
Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Mustered in
Oct. 4, 1861.
Participated in 25 engagements
consolidated with
147th N.Y. Inf'y
Dec. 31, 1864.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.396′ N, 77° 14.803′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Reynolds Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Reynolds Avenue. Click for map. Located north of the Second Railroad Cut in 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front of Monument
a direct line); M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (about 300 feet away); 56th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Davis's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (about 700 feet away); Trapped in the Cut (about 700 feet away); 147th New York Infantry (about 700 feet 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. The 76th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 76th New York Infantry. The 76th was also known as the Cortland Regiment, the Cherry Valley Regiment, the Otsego County Regiment, and the Cromwellian Regiment. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Note the regiment's numbers inside the circle at the top. Note also the minie balls forming the border of the top step.
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
State Seal at Base of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. State Seal at Base of Monument
76th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 76th New York Infantry Monument
76th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
8. 76th New York Infantry Monument
76th New York Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
9. 76th New York Infantry Position
The flank markers for the 76th New York were placed along Reynolds Avenue. The right flank marker is on the far right of this view (next to the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry flank marker). The left flank marker is at the intersection of Reynolds and Wadsworth Avenues, near the stop signs past the monument. As with many flank marker stones, the position is relative to phases of the battle, and subject to interpretation.
76th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
10. 76th New York Infantry Monument
The 76th Infantry Advances North of the Railroad Cut Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
11. The 76th Infantry Advances North of the Railroad Cut
Looking north from the tree line east of Reynolds Avenue. The Peace Memorial is a good point of reference, in the distant center. The 76th Monument is on the high ground to the left. When initially deploying onto the field, The 76th New York was ordered to deploy north of the railroad cut. As the regiment deployed, Davis' Confederate Brigade slammed into Cutler's Federal Brigade. The 76th New York probably reached a point just north of the modern intersection of Reyonlds and Wainwright Avenues, but fell back to the wood line north of the third railroad cut.
Mid Afternoon Position of the 76th New York Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
12. Mid Afternoon Position of the 76th New York
Looking east from the right flank marker toward the woods on the southern end of Oak Ridge. Wainwright Avenue passes through the woods on the left. The 76th New York, along with the rest of Cutler's Brigade, defended along the edge of the woods in the mid-afternoon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   11, 12. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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