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The monument to the 86th New York Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue. (39.793574° N, 77.242615° W; Google map; Tour map: Devil’s Den) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.

Monument to the 86th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 86th New York was commanded at at Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin L. Higgins. He was wounded on July 2nd, and Major Jacob H. Lansing then took command.

The 86th brought 286 men to the field and lost 11 killed,  51 wounded and 4 missing.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 3C-1D

From the front of the monument:

86th New York Infantry
2d Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps

Bas-relief from the monument to the 86th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

Bas-relief from the monument

From the caption at the base of the bronze tablet:

I yield him unto his country and his God

From the rear:

This regiment held this position the afternoon of  July 2nd 1863.
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Casualties; Killed 11,  Wounded 51, Missing 4.

See more on the 86th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War