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

59th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

2nd Corps

 
59th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 59th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the trefoil symbol of Second Corps. A bronze disk with the state seal is mounted in the upper section of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
59th
New York
Infantry,
3d Brig. 2d Div.
2d Corps.

(Left):
Commanders:
W.L. Tidball,
M.A. Thoman,
H.P. Rugg,
W.A. Olmstead.

(Back):
Four companies
of this regiment
held this position
July 2 and 3 1863,
where Max A. Thoman,
Lieut. Colonel in command,
fell mortally wounded.
Casualties;
killed 6, wounded 28.

(Right):
Mustered in
July 4, 1861.
Participated in
23 Engagements.
Mustered out
June 30, 1865.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.723′ N, 77° 14.175′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 59th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Back of Monument
A bronze motif is missing at the base of this side.
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
59th New York Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. 59th New York Infantry Position
The 59th New York held a line to the south of the stone wall in front of the Copse of Trees. In the July 3 assault, a portion of Kemper's Confederate Brigade attacked across the ground behind the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 74 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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