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

61st New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

— 2nd Corps —

 
61st New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 61st New York Infantry Monument
The monument displays the trefoil symbol of Second Corps and the state seal of New York.
Inscription.  
(Front):
61st. Regt. N.Y.Infy.
1st Brig. 1st Div.
2nd. Corps.
Organized September 1861.
Mustered out July 14th 1865.

(Back):
This position held by the
61st Regt. N.Y. Infy.
on the afternoon of
July 2nd. 1863.
Casualties
Killed 6 Wounded 58
Total loss 62

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 47.819′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Wheatfield section of 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 walking distance of this marker. 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about
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By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back Inscription
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300 feet away); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named First Brigade (about 300 feet away); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 400 feet away); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  61st New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
61st New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. 61st New York Infantry Position
The 61st New York held a position on the right flank of Cross' Brigade during the later stages of the Wheatfield fighting. Behind it to the left is the 27th Connecticut Infantry Monument representing a unit position during another phase of the fighting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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