Just east of the angle of General Daniel Sickles’ Third Corps at The Peach Orchard the Union line desperately tried to hold back Longstreet’s attack. The field takes its name from Sickles’ Excelsior Brigade, five regiments that he recruited and organized earlier in the war.
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1st Volunteer Brigade Artillery Reserve
regimental and battery monuments
5th Massachusetts Battery • 9th Massachusetts Battery • New Jersey Battery B • 7th New Jersey • New York Excelsior Brigade • 10th New York Battery • 15th New York Battery • 73rd New York • 139th Pennsylvania