Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The 77th Regiment, New York Volunteers
(Bemis Heights Battalion)
Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps.
Army of the Potomac.
1861 —— * —— 1865
Took part in all the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, also in the Battle of Fort Stevens at Washington, D.C. and in the Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley under Sheridan.
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Location. 43° 4.723′ N, 73° 47.129′ W. Marker is in Saratoga Springs, New York, in Saratoga County. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the base of a pedestal upon which stands a sculpture of a Civil War Soldier. The marker is in Congress Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga Springs NY 12866, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbian Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Solomon Northup (within shouting distance of this marker); Congress Park (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Time Bryan Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Bathhouse (approx. one mile away); Hall of Springs (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga Springs.
More about this marker. A bronze sculpture of a Civil War soldier standing holding a rifle in both hands and resting its butt on the ground. The mustached figure wears a cap and a knee-length coat and cape. He rests on his proper right leg with proper left leg slightly bent. This figure stands atop a large rectangular bronze pedestal, which, in turn, rests a series of stacked rectangular stone blocks of varying sizes. On the lower face of the base is a bronze plaque with a carved stone cross and band of inlaid stars. The monument was dedicated Sept. 21, 1875
Also see . . . 77th Infantry Regiment History Page. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 737 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.