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

61st New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
61st New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 61st New York Infantry Monument
The monument displays the trefoil symbol of Second Corps and the state seal of New York.
Inscription. (Front):
61st. Regt. N.Y.Infy.
1st Brig. 1st Div.
2nd. Corps.
Organized September 1861.
Mustered out July 14th 1865.

(Back):
This position held by the
61st Regt. N.Y. Infy.
on the afternoon of
July 2nd. 1863.
Casualties
Killed 6 Wounded 58
Total loss 62

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.819′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Wheatfield section of 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. 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named First Brigade
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back Inscription
(about 300 feet away); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 400 feet away); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 61st New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
61st New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. 61st New York Infantry Position
The 61st New York held a position on the right flank of Cross' Brigade during the later stages of the Wheatfield fighting. Behind it to the left is the 27th Connecticut Infantry Monument representing a unit position during another phase of the fighting.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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