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

147th New York Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

1st Corps

 
147th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 147th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
147th
New York
Infantry,
2d Brigade,
1st Division,
1st Corps.

(Back)
Position 10 a.m.
July 1st 1863
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Killed and wounded
here 212
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Killed and mortal wounded 76
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Wounded 146,
Missing 79,
Total loss 301,
Number engaged 380.

(Right):
Chancellorsville
Mine Run
Wilderness
Spottsylania
North Anna
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Weldon R.R.

(Left):
Yellow House
Peebles Farm
Hatchers Run
Dabneys Mills
Gravelly Run
White Oak Road
Five Forks
Appomattox

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.285′ N, 77° 14.868′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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.
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Note the circle or "moon" symbol of the First Corps above the text.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trapped in the Cut (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Indiana Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (a few steps from this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Regiment New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Wisconsin Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 56th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 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 147th New York Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 147th New York Infantry. Also called the Oswego Regiment. The historical sketch linked off the site provides many details of the regiments fighting at Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Monument
The First Corps symbol appears again at the top of the monument's back.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
Close Up of the Front Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Close Up of the Front Display
Above the state seal on the front is a bronze knapsack labeled "Oswego", the county the regiment was recruited from. The knapsack has a full bedroll with canteen and cartridge box hanging beside it.
147th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 147th New York Infantry Monument
147th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
8. 147th New York Infantry Monument
The 3rd Indiana Cavalry Monument is just beyond.
147th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. 147th New York Infantry Monument
147th New York Infantry Monument<br>Looking North Along Reynolds Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
10. 147th New York Infantry Monument
Looking North Along Reynolds Avenue
147th New York Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
11. 147th New York Line
Looking from the 147th's left flank marker stone (foreground) north on Reyonlds Avenue. The right flank stone is next to the Wadsworth Monument. This line probably represents the position held after the repulse of Davis' Brigade.
Initial Contact of the 147th New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
12. Initial Contact of the 147th New York
Looking from the Second Railroad Cut bridge to the northwest. When initially deploying, the 147th was sent north of the railroad bed. Just as the regiment was going into action, Davis' Confederate Brigade launched their attacks. The 147th refused their line, but was eventually overwhelmed, exposing Hall's Maine Battery along the Chambersburg Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 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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