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

73rd New York Infantry

 
 
73rd New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 73rd New York Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
New York - Gettysburg
Second Fire Zouaves

Major Michael W. Burns commanding
Sickles' Excelsior Brigade
Colonel William R. Brewster
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Second Division
Brig. General A.A. Humphreys
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Third Corps
Major General D.E. Sickles
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Mustered in July 10 1861
Mustered out June 29 1865

(Right):
The Fourth
Excelsior Regiment

was conducted to this position by
Major H.E. Tremain
of the Third Corps staff
about 5.30 p.m. on July 2 1863
its loss on this field was
killed 4 officers
and 47 enlisted men
wounded 11 officers
and 92 enlisted men
missing 8 aggregate 162

(Left):
The Second
Fire Zouaves

served with
the Army of the Potomac
and participated in its campaigns
from Yorktown 1862
to Appomattox 1865
Total enrollment 1350
Total casualties 711
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Erected
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Plaque
1897
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Known also as
the Fourth Regiment of
Sickles Excelsior Brigade

(Back):
Volunteer Fire Department
New York City

Organized 1658
Disbanded 1865
This monument was erected at the instance
of the volunteer fireman of the City of New York
represented by the figure on the left
in grateful recognition of the services rendered
by the Second Fire Zouaves on this field
in defense of the Union July 2 1863
Board of Trustees
Under Chapter 397 Laws of New York 1897
Robert B. Nooney - George W. Anderson - Richard Cullen
Mathew Stewart - Peter J. Hickey - Michael F. Wynn
Thomas Fair - John Sidell - Francis McCarthy

 
Erected 1897 by City of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.126′ N, 77° 14.89′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue 0.1 miles north of Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
State Seal at Base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. State Seal at Base of Monument
. Located in Excelsior Field, near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Clark's Battery (about 400 feet away); 15th New York Battery (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 141st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Peach Orchard Salient (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 73rd New York Infantry. History of the regiment. (Submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Right Side Plaque
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Left Side Plaque
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Back Plaque
Closeup of Statues image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
7. Closeup of Statues
73rd New York Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
8. 73rd New York Infantry Monument
The monument is located along a foot trail leading out from the Excelsior Brigade Monument. In the background is the roof of the Sherfy Barn.
73rd New York Infantry Advances image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
9. 73rd New York Infantry Advances
Looking at Emmitsburg Road. The Sherfy farm is on the right. The 73rd advanced forward to counter Barksdale's Confederates, who had broken much of Graham's Brigade line on the Emmitsburg Road. The 73rd filled a line between the Sherfy and Wentz Houses, replacing the 114th Pennsylvania. Also on the right is the monument for Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Artillery, which had just withdrawn when the 73rd arrived in this sector.
Foundations of the Wentz Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
10. Foundations of the Wentz Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 10. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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