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102 & 78th New York Infantry

3rd Brigade - 2nd Division

— 12th Corps —

 
 
102 & 78th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 102 & 78th New York Infantry Monument
The artwork on the monument depicts a soldier behind breastworks firing. The musket and part of the soldier's arm were damaged by vandals. However the damaged components have been replaced.
Inscription.  
(Front):
102 & 78 N.Y. Infty
July 2. & 3, 1863
3rd Brig. (Greene) 2nd Div. (Geary)
12th Corps (Slocum)

(Back):
78 & 102 N.Y. Infty
Ground occupied
during the battle by 102 N.Y. Regt. and 78 N.Y.
skirmishers on grounds in front.
Col. James C. Lane (wounded)
and Lewis R. Stegman (Commanding)
killed 10, wounded 38, missing 11, total 58.

(Right):
In July 1864, these two
regiments were consolidated.
Mustered out July 1865,
Col. Harvey S. Chatfield commanding.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.11′ N, 77° 13.169′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is on Slocum Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located between the lower and upper crest of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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
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walking distance of this marker. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 147th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight for the Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelter From Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); 150th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 78th New York Regimental History. The regiment was also known as The Cameron Highlanders. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The 78th New York in the Civil War. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 102nd New York Infantry. The regiment was also known as the Van Buren Light Infantry. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. The 78th & 102nd New York | Monuments Monday in Gettysburg (YouTube, 4:28). “On this edition of Monuments Monday, ACHS Historian Tim Smith discusses the 78th and 102nd New York monument and the subliminal messages within it.” (Submitted on August 14, 2023.) 
 
102 & 78th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 1983
2. 102 & 78th New York Infantry Marker
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Front Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Right Side Inscription
State Seal Disk on Left Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. State Seal Disk on Left Side
102 & 78th New York Infantry Lines image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. 102 & 78th New York Infantry Lines
The two regiments occupied a line along the saddle between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill. The monument can be seen through the trees next to Slocum Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,231 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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