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

54th New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

11th Corps

 
54th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 54th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is a bronze disk with the state seal. At the base is a bronze crescent, the symbol of Eleventh Corps. The bronze relief on the front depicts Heinrich Michel, who died carrying the Regiment's colors on July 2.
Inscription. (Front):
54th Regt. N.Y. Infy.
(Hiram Barney Rifles)
1st. Brig. 1st. Div.
11th. Corps.

(Back):
54th Regt. N.Y. Infantry
July 1st
skirmishing on extreme right
near Rock Creek,
July 2nd
at sunset,
severe fighting in this position,
July 3rd
held same position,
Casualties,
killed 7, wounded 47, missing 48,
total loss 102.

Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain,
Rappahannock Station,
Waterloo Bridge, Freemans Ford,
Sulphur Springs, Groveton, Manassas,
Chantilly, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, 1862-3.

Front of Charleston S.C. 1864-5.
Organized 1861,
Reenlisted 1864, Mustered out 1866.

 
Erected 1890 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.329′ N, 77° 13.669′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 7th West Virginia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 68th New York Infantry (within shouting
Plaque on Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (about 300 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. 54th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 54th New York Infantry. History of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Crescent on Back Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Crescent on Back
At the top of the back is another crescent symbol for Eleventh Corps.
54th New York Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. 54th New York Infantry Position
The 54th New York shares a flank marker with the 68th New York for the Brickyard Lane position. Looking north toward the monument from the right flank, the 54th held this position at the left end of Von Gilsa's Brigade. In the evening of July 2, facing the advance of Avery's Brigade, the 54th, a rather understrength regiment by this phase of the battle, fired only a few scattered shots before retreating up the slopes of the hill toward the artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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