Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
61st New York Infantry
1st Brigade, 1st Division
—2nd Corps —
1st Brig. 1st Div.
Organized September 1861.
Mustered out July 14th 1865.
61st Regt. N.Y. Infy.
on the afternoon of
July 2nd. 1863.
Killed 6 Wounded 58
Total loss 62
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
Location. 39° 47.819′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Wheatfield section 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. 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named First Brigade Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 400 feet away); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 61st New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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