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54th New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

— 11th Corps —

 
 
54th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 54th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is a bronze disk with the state seal. At the base is a bronze crescent, the symbol of Eleventh Corps. The bronze relief on the front depicts Heinrich Michel, who died carrying the Regiment's colors on July 2.
Inscription.  
(Front):
54th Regt. N.Y. Infy.
(Hiram Barney Rifles)
1st. Brig. 1st. Div.
11th. Corps.

(Back):
54th Regt. N.Y. Infantry
July 1st
skirmishing on extreme right
near Rock Creek,
July 2nd
at sunset,
severe fighting in this position,
July 3rd
held same position,
Casualties,
killed 7, wounded 47, missing 48,
total loss 102.

Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain,
Rappahannock Station,
Waterloo Bridge, Freemans Ford,
Sulphur Springs, Groveton, Manassas,
Chantilly, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, 1862-3.

Front of Charleston S.C. 1864-5.
Organized 1861,
Reenlisted 1864, Mustered out 1866.

 
Erected 1890 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 1, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.329′ N, 77° 13.669′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located on East Cemetery
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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 walking distance of this marker. 7th West Virginia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 68th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 54th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  54th New York Infantry. History of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
Crescent on Back image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Crescent on Back
At the top of the back is another crescent symbol for Eleventh Corps.
54th New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. 54th New York Infantry Position
The 54th New York shares a flank marker with the 68th New York for the Brickyard Lane position. Looking north toward the monument from the right flank, the 54th held this position at the left end of Von Gilsa's Brigade. In the evening of July 2, facing the advance of Avery's Brigade, the 54th, a rather understrength regiment by this phase of the battle, fired only a few scattered shots before retreating up the slopes of the hill toward the artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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