Sickles' Excelsior Brigade

Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (HM8IX)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.107', W 77° 14.849'

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Inscription

E Pluribus Unum

(Top Banner Plaque):
2nd. Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps.
Col. W.R. Brewster, Commanding.

Position, July 2, 1863, 3 to 6 p.m.
July 3rd, supported left centre.
(Unit Plaques at base)
70th New York Infantry
(1st Excelsior)
On the afternoon of the 2nd of July 1863, the Brigade of which this regiment formed a part supported Carr's Brigade in resisting the assault of the enemy along the line of the Emmitsburg Road, on July 3rd, supported the left centre of the army.
Casualties
32 Killed - 81 Wounded - 4 Missing
Total 117
Mustered-in June 20, 1861. Mustered-out July 1, 1864.

71st New York Infantry
(2nd Excelsior)
On the afternoon of the 2nd of July 1863, the Brigade of which this regiment formed a part, supported Carr's Brigade in resisting the assualt of the enemy along the line of the Emmitsburg Road. On July 3rd, supported the left centre of the army.
Casualties
14 Killed - 64 Wounded - 13 Missing
Total 91
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out July 30, 1864.

72nd New York Infantry
(3rd Excelsior)

On the afternoon of the 2nd of July 1863, the brigade of which this regiment formed a part, supported Carr's Brigade in resisting the assault of the enemy along the line of the Emmitsburg Road. On July 3rd, supported the left centre of the army.
Casualties
7 Killed - 94 Wounded - 15 Missing
Total 116
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out July 19, 1864.

73nd New York Infantry
(4th Excelsior, 2nd Fire Zouaves)

At 5.30 p.m. July 2, 1863, this regiment was detached to support General Graham's Brigade at the Peach Orchard which was heavily attacked by McLaws' Division of the Confederate Army. On July 3rd supporting the left centre of the army.
Casualties
51 Killed - 103 Wounded - 8 Missing
Total 162
Mustered-in July 10, 1861, Mustered-out June 29, 1865.

74th New York Infantry
(5th Excelsior)

On the afternoon of the 2nd of July 1863, the brigade of which this regiment formed a part, supported Carr's Brigade in resisting the assault of the enemy along the line of the Emmitsburg Road. On July 3rd, supported the left centre of the army.
Casualties
17 Killed - 69 Wounded - 3 Missing
Total 89
Mustered-in June 20, 1861, Mustered-out June 26, 1864.
Details
HM NumberHM8IX
Tags
Year Placed1893
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307592 N 4408173
Decimal Degrees39.80178333, -77.24748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.107', W 77° 14.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 6.42" N, 77° 14' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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