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

57th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division

 

2d Corps

 
57th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 57th New York Infantry Monument
On the front of the monument is a bronze disk with the state seal, a trefoil symbol of Second Corps, and a set of crossed bayonets with a cartridge box.
Inscription. (Front):
57th New York
Infantry,
3d Brigade,
1st Division,
2d Corps.

(Back):
Engaged the enemy here
July 2, 1863.
July 3, on Cemetery Ridge,
resisting Pickett's Attack.
Total number engaged 175
killed 4, wounded 28,
missing 2.

(Right):
Yorktown - White Oak Swamp
Fair Oaks -
Gaines' Mills - Malvern Hill
Peach Orchard - Antietam
Savage Station - Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville.

(Left):
Gettysburg - Wilderness
Mine Run - Tod's Tavern
Auburn Hill - Cold Harbor
Bristoe Station - Petersburg
- Deep Bottom
Ream's Station

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.814′ N, 77° 14.67′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the west edge of the Wheatfield 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. Field Hospital of the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Michigan Infantry
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Irish Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 66th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 57th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back Plaque
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side Plaque
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Left Side Plaque
State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. State Seal
Stonecutter's Mark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Stonecutter's Mark
On the lower left of the monument "Frederick & Field, Quincy, Mass."
Left Flank of the 57th Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. Left Flank of the 57th Infantry
Looking from the left flank marker stone toward the monument. The 57th was on the left flank of Zook's (3rd) Brigade in the late phase of the fighting in the Wheatfield.
Right Flank of the 57th New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
9. Right Flank of the 57th New York
Looking from the right flank marker stone to the monument. Zook's Brigade formed across the Stony Hill just behind the Irish Brigade in the later phases of the see-saw battle in the Wheatfield. When Brooke's and Sweitzer's Brigades were driven back from the south edges of the field, the 57th's left flank was exposed. This precipitated the withdrawal of all Federal forces from this sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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