Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
134th Regiment New York Infantry
1st Brigade Colonel Charles R. Coster
2d Division Brigadier General A. Von Steinwehr
11th Corps Major General O.O. Howard
July 1st, 1863
The regiment with the brigade was thrown forward to check the rapid advance of Hay's and Hoke's Brigades of Early's Division, Ewell's Corps and protect Barlow's Division that was being hard pressed. The Confederate line of battle outflanking the Brigade in overwhelming numbers. The 134th Regiment occupying the extreme right of the Union line was crushed by the impact and the flank and rear firing of that desperate charge. The Regimental monument on East Cemetery Hill is on the ground occupied July 2d and 3d. This tablet marks the position where its casualties were greatest of any battle in which it was ever engaged. Loss at Gettysburg July 1st. 252.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1834.
Location. 39° 50.11′ N, 77° 13.629′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 154th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coster Avenue Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James A. Thompson '40 (approx. ¼ mile away); Stevens Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); The Office of a President (approx. ¼ mile away); Dwight D. Eisenhower (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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Also see . . . 134th Regiment New York Infantry. A short regimental history. (Submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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