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 Infantry
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.