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The monument to the 78th and 102nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments is southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue. (39.818516° W, 77.219489° W; Google map; Tour Map: North Culp’s Hill) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1888.

Monument to the 78th and 102nd New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 78th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Von Hammerstein. It brought 198 men to the field, losing 6 killed, 21 wounded and 3 missing.

The 102nd New York was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel James C. Lane. He was wounded on July 2, and Captain Lewis R. Stegman took command. The 102nd brought 248 men to the field, losing 4 killed, 17 wounded and 8 missing.

The regiments fought side by side throughout the war and were consolidated into one unit in July of 1864 due to casualties.

12th Corps Headquarters flag 12th Corps, 2nd Division Headquarters flag
 Attached to the 3rd Brigade2nd DivisionTwelfth Corps
Closeup of the statue from the monument to the 78th and 102nd New York Infantry at Gettysburg

Closeup of the statue from the monument

From the front of the monument:

78 & 102 N.Y. Infty

Ground occupied
during the battle by 102 N.Y. Regt. and 78 N.Y.

Skirmishers on ground in front.
Col. James C. Lane (wounded)
and Lewis R. Stegman (commanding).
Killed 10, Wounded 38, missing 11, total 59.

From the rear:

In July 1864, these two
regiments were consolidated.
Mustered out July 1865,
Col. Harvey S. Chatfield commanding.

The Right Flank marker of the 102nd New York and the Left Flank marker of the 149th New York are almost buried.

The Right Flank marker of the 102nd New York and the Left Flank marker of the 149th New York are almost buried.

See more on the 78th New York or the 102nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments in the Civil War.