Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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58th New York
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Eleventh Corps HQ Flag Third Division, Eleventh Corps fla


The monument to the 58th New York is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue. (39.84373° N, 77.228067° W; map)


The 58th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel August Otto. He was assigned to General Schurz's staff on July 2, and Captain Emil Koenig took command of the regiment. The 58th brought 222 men to the field.



From the front of the monument:


58th New York

2nd Brigade
3rd Division
11th Corps


From the tablet on the rear of the monument:


Two companies of the
regiment held this position
July 1, 1863
until ordered to Cemetery Hill,
were they joined by the other
companies and engaged on
the 2nd and 3rd. After the
repulse of Pickett's Charge,
skirmished into Gettysburg.

killed 2, wounded 16, missing 3.
Total 20.


58th New York Infantry monument at Gettysburg
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