“9th New York State Militia”

The monument to the 83rd New York is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. (39.842937° N, 77.242278° W; Google map; Monument map: Doubleday & Robinson Avenues) 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.

1st Corps Headquarters Flag 1C-2D
The 83rd New York was attached to the 2nd Brigade2nd Division, 1st Army Corps

monument to the 83rd New York Infantry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps
83rd N.Y. Infty
Ninth Regiment



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

See more on the 83rd New York in the Civil War