The monument to the 86th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue. (Devil’s Den tour map) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.
The 86th New York Infantry was commanded at at Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin L. Higgins until he was wounded on July 2nd. Major Jacob H. Lansing then took command.
The 86th brought 286 men to the field and lost 11 killed, 51 wounded and 4 missing. Captain John Warner was killed, and Lieutenants Hammond, Blanchard and Packer were wounded. Adjutant Seeley was missing.
From the front of the monument:
86th New York Infantry
2d Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps
From the caption at the base of the bronze tablet:
I yield him unto his country and his God
From the rear of the monument:
This regiment held this position the afternoon of July 2nd 1863.
Casualties; Killed 11, Wounded 51, Missing 4.
Location of the monument to the 86th New York Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 86th New York Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sickles Avenue about 175 yards south of Ayers Avenue. (39°47’36.9″N 77°14’33.4″W)