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

157th New York Infantry

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

11th Corps

 
157th New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 157th New York Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
157th
New York
Infantry
1st Brigade

300 yards in advance
of this position were
killed
4 officers, 23 men - 27
wounded
8 officers, 158 men - 166
captured
6 officers, 108 men - 144
total casualties 307
July 1st 1863.


(Right):The advance position is designated by a marker.

(Left):Mustered in September 19, 1862. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
 
Erected 1886 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.58′ N, 77° 13.879′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east on Howard Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eleventh Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Doles's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away,
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Plaque
measured in a direct line); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 500 feet away); 75th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 157th Regiment New York Volunteers. Also called "The Madison and Cortland Regiment." Short history of the regiment. (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Two 157th New York Monuments. Blog entry detailing the two different regimental monuments. (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Right Plaque
Left Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Plaque
View of the Monument at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. View of the Monument at the Intersection
Howard Avenue is modern, and not representing any particular feature. Barlow Knoll, the key terrain feature anchoring the Union lines in this sector of the battlefield, is seen to the distant right.
157th New York Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 157th New York Infantry Position
The regiment held a position here, anchored on the Carlisle Road (on the right), facing north. Elements of the regiment were posted forward along the road, roughly 300 yards from the monument location.
Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
7. Advance Marker
Right at 300 yards due north of the monument location is a small marker indicating the advance position. It simple states, 157th N.Y. Infantry July 1, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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