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

68th New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

11th Corps

 
68th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 68th New York Infantry Monument
The crown of the monument is a pedestal with an arrangement of cartridge boxes and a kepi. Above the inscription is a bronze disk with the state seal of New York.
Inscription. (Front):
68th
New York
Infantry.
1st Brigade.
1st Division.
11th Corps.

(Back):
This Regiment
having
participated in
the first day of
the battle, held
this position
on the 2d and 3d
of July, 1863.

(Right):
Casualties:
Killed 8.
Wounded 83.
Missing 67.

(Left):
Mustered in at
New York City,
Aug. 24, 1861.
Mustered out at
Fort Pulaski, Ga.
Nov. 30, 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.314′ N, 77° 13.658′ 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.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Back of Monument
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 54th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); 41st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Ricketts' Battery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in 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. 68th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Left Side of Monument
Crown of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Crown of Monument
68th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 68th New York Infantry Monument
Looking from the left flank marker stone (shared with the 54th New York) toward the monument. The 68th New York suffered heavily in the first day's fighting, while posted between Carlisle Road and Barlow's Knoll. After their retreat through Gettysburg, the regiment reformed here along Brickyard Road, facing east.
Right Flank of the 68th New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. Right Flank of the 68th New York
Looking back at the monument from the right flank marker stone. In the evening of July 1, the 68th New York was hit by the 6th North Carolina of Avery's Confederate Brigade. The New Yorkers gave only limited resistance before retreating up the slopes beyond the Federal artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 77 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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