Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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137th New York
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

First Corps HQ Flag

Attached to the
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division
Twelfth Army Corps

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The monument to the 137th New York is southeast of Gettysburg along Slocum Avenue on Culp's Hill. (39.817585° N, 77.21947° W; map) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1888.


The 137th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel David Ireland. It brought 456 men to the field.



From the front of the monument:


137th N.Y. Inf'y
3d Brig. 2d Div.
12th Corps


From the right side:

The 137th
of New York
held this
July 2nd 1863,
and until the
retreat of
the Rebel Army.


From the rear:

Killed 40,
wounded 87,
missing 10.


From the right side:


For its services
in this
and many other
great battles
of the war
it holds a
proud position
in the history
of the
"Great Rebellion"


137th New York Infantry monument
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