Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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83rd New York
Volunteer Infantry Regiment
9th Regiment New York State Militia

First Corps HQ Flag Second Division, First Corps Flag


The monument to the 83rd New York is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. (39.842937° N, 77.242278° W; map) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.


The 83rd New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It brought 215 men to the field, losing 6 killed, 18 wounded and 58 missing.



From the front of the monument:


2nd Brig.
2nd Div. 1st Corps

83rd N.Y. Infty



From the right side:


Harpers Ferry, Va.,
Cedar Mountain, Va.
Rappahonnock, Va.
Thoroughfare Gap, Va.
2nd Bull Run, Va.
Chantilly, Va.
South Mountain, Md.
Antietam, Md.
Fredericksburg, Va.

Engaged on this ground
July 1st 1863, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
assisting in capture of
Iverson's N.C. Brigade, C.S.A.


From the left side:


Fitzhugh's Crossing, Va.
Chancellorsville, Va.
Gettysburg, Va.
Mine Run, Va.
Wilderness, Va.
Laurel Hill, Va.
Spottsylvania, Va.
North Anna River, Va.
Cold Harbor, Va.

July 2 & 3 1863
at Zeigler's Grove
also supported batteries
with 11th 12th and 2nd Corps


From the rear:


Volunteered Apr. 19, and mustered
into U.S. Service, June 8, 1861.
Officers and enlisted men 2278
Killed, died of wounds or disease, 261
Wounded, 423
Promoted, discharged & c. 1764
Mustered out June 23, 1864, 253



83rd New York monument at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to the 83rd New York at Gettysburg
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