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15th and 50th New York Engineers

 
 
15th and 50th New York Engineers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 15th and 50th New York Engineers Monument
The monument takes the profile of a castle, the symbol of the engineers. On the outer sides of each crenelated tower are the plaques for the regiments.
Inscription. (Front):
15th and 50th
New York
Engineers
Head-quarters A.P.

(Right):
15th New York Engineers.
Mustered in June 17th, 1861.
Mustered out July 2nd, 1865.
Participated in all the campaigns
of the Army of the Potomac,
Ending at Appomattox.

(Left):
50th New York Engineers.
Mustered in Sept. 18th, 1861.
Mustered out June 13th, 1865.
Participated in all the campaigns
of the Army of the Potomac,
ending at Appomattox.

 
Erected 1890 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.484′ N, 77° 13.996′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located just east of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. Engineer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Battalion of Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Front of Monument with State Seal Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Monument with State Seal
(about 400 feet away); 4th New York Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 2nd New York Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 2d Corps Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Corps (about 500 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. Tablets and Monuments along Pleasonton Avenue and the Taneytown Road.
 
Also see . . .
1. 15th New York Engineers. Service history of the regiment. The 15th was represented by only three companies in the Engineer Brigade by the time of the Gettysburg campaign. None of which were actually at Gettysburg. After placing and retrieving several bridges during the Army's movement through Virginia, the 15th was posted to Washington, D.C. awaiting orders. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 50th New York Engineers. Service history of the 50th Engineers. The 50th also was not present on the field at Gettysburg. However detachments from the regiment were involved along the Army's line of march building bridges. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
15th New York Engineer Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 15th New York Engineer Plaque
50th New York Engineers Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 50th New York Engineers Plaque
Relief on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Relief on Front of Monument
The two New York Engineers were not at Gettysburg, but performed a critical supporting role. The pontoon bridge depicted in the relief here represents one of several placed by the engineers during the Gettysburg Campaign, notably that bridging the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry.
Engineer Badge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Engineer Badge
On the front on each tower is a bronze disk with the engineer badge.
Engineer Flash Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. Engineer Flash
This flash appears at the base of the front, and on the top of both towers on back.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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