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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.

Monument to the 86th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

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.

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 of the monument:

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 history of the 86th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

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)