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“Bemis Heights Battalion”

The monument to the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Powers Hill. (39.805204° N, 77.219553° W; map) It was dedicated by the State of New York on October 16, 1889.

Monument to the 77th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 77th New York

The granite monument is 7′ 6″ tall and about 8′ wide. The Greek Cross symbol of the Sixth Corps in on the front of the monument’s cap and a bronze Seal of the State of New York is set into its front base. The rear base of the monument has a raised relief of a Greek Cross.

About the 77th New York at Gettysburg

The 77th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Winsor B. French, a lawyer from Saratoga Springs. It brought 424 men to the field.

The 77th was one of the last units to arrive on the battlefield after a grueling 35 mile march from Maryland. It provided support to artillery positioned behind Union lines and suffered no casualties at Gettysburg.

2nd Corps Headquarters Flag 2C-3D

Monument to the 77th New York infantry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

77th New York Infantry
(Bemis Heights Battalion)
3rd Brigade, 2d Division 6th Corps

July 3, 1863
Rear view of the monument to the 77th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

From the rear:

Participated in the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Fort Stevens Washington D.C. and Sheridan’s Campaign of the Shenandoah Valley.

From the right side:

Recruited in the  counties of Saratoga, Essex and Fulton.

Side and rear view of the 77th New York Infantry monument at Gettysburg

From the left side:

Mustered in at Saratoga Springs Nov. 23, 1861.
Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Monument to the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Powers Hill on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Powers Hill and the 77th New York Infantry monument seen from Granite Schoolhouse Road.

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