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

97th New York Infantry

2d Brigade, 2d Division

 

1st Corps

 
97th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 97th New York Infantry Monument
On top of the monument is the regimental numbers in a circle, the symbol of the First Corps. The state seal is at the bottom of the monument. Note some repairs to the monument's left edge, where chipping occurred.
Inscription. (Front):
97th
New York
Infantry,
2d Brigade,
2d Division,
1st Corps.

(Left):
(Conkling Rifles)
Organized and
commanded by
Col. Chas. Wheelock,
of Boonville, N.Y.

(Back):
Held the enemy
in check here from
12.30, to 3 p.m.
July 1st 1863.
During this time
charged across
the field to the west.
Assisting in capturing
Iverson's Brigade
and securing flag
of 20th N.C.

(Right):
July 2d and 3d
engaged on
Cemetery Hill,
and at Ziegler's Grove
————
Casualties;
Killed 12,
Wounded 36,
Missing 78.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.55′ N, 77° 14.548′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the Oak Ridge section 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 (a few steps from this marker); 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
of this marker); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); 16th Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away); 104th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oak Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 97th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 18, 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
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
97th New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. 97th New York Infantry Position
Identified by flank markers on either side of the monument, the 97th New York held a line along the top of Oak Ridge in the afternoon of July 1st. The regiment charged forward into the open fields during the repulse of Iverson's Brigade, but returned to this line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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