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124th New York Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

— 3rd Corps —

 
124th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 124th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
124th
New York Infantry.
(Orange Blossoms)
2nd Brigade, 1st Division,
3rd Corps.
Occupied this position
during Pickett's Charge.
July 3, 1863.

 
Erected 1888 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 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.52′ N, 77° 14.117′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Pleasonton Avenue. Located north of the Pennsylvania State Memorial 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 walking distance of this marker. 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance
124th New York Infantry Monument on the Regiment's July 3 Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 124th New York Infantry Monument on the Regiment's July 3 Position
After fighting at the Devil's Den and suffering heavy casualties on July 2, the Regiment was in reserve on July 3. In response to the Confederate infantry advance, the 124th was ordered into a position to reinforce the main Federal lines on Cemetery Ridge should the Confederates effect a penetration.
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of this marker); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire - Berdan's Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 124th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  124th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
124th's View of the Confederate Advance and Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 124th's View of the Confederate Advance and Retreat
Looking past the monument, at the Vermont State Memorial and the Codori Farm beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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