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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

39th New York Infantry

 
 
39th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 39th New York Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
On this spot July 2d 1863,
the 39th N.Y. Infantry
re-captured the guns
and equipment of
Battery I,
5th U.S. Artillery.

 
Erected 1888.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.171′ N, 77° 14.271′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on United States Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located north of the George Weikert Farm between Plum Run and Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery I, Fifth U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); End of the Second Day (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C.
Battery I Tablet and 39th New York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Battery I Tablet and 39th New York Marker
The tablet and marker stand on a rise overlooking Plum Run. Blocks and posts indicate in the past two artillery pieces represented the battery at this location. The actual position of the battery may have been further to the south, on the other side of United States Avenue.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Volunteer Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles 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. 39th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  39th New York Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
39th New York Infantry Retakes The Guns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. 39th New York Infantry Retakes The Guns
Looking from the marker location to the north toward the Pennsylvania Memorial. The 39th New York formed the second rank of Willard's Brigade, preparing to counter the main portion of Barksdale's Confederate Brigade then advancing on Plum Run. The 39th New York was detailed to clear the 21st Mississippi from Watson's guns. The New Yorkers crossed the ground between this point and the Pennsylvania Memorial to drive off the Mississippians.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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