There are two monuments and a smaller position marker to the 157th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Gettysburg battlefield. The monuments are north of Gettysburg along Howard Avenue and were dedicated in 1886.
The 157th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Philip P. Brown, Jr., who was wounded on July 1. It brought 431 men to the field, losing 27 killed, 166 wounded and 114 missing, including Lieutenant Colonel George Arrowsmith, who was killed on July 1.
Monument to the 157th New York Infantry on Mummasburg Road
The monument at Mummasburg Road (Howard Avenue West tour map) was erected by the regiment’s survivors and friends.
From the front of the monument at Mummasburg Road:
Erected by the survivors
of the 157th Reg’t New York Vol’s
in memory of their gallant comrades
who fell here, July 1, 1863
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps
From the rear of the monument:
Lost here 18 officers and
291 enlisted men, reducing reg’t
to 100 for duty.
From the right (west) side of the monument:
From the left (east) side of the monument:
Siege of Charleston,
1 & 2 John’s Island
Location of the monument to the 157th New York Infantry on Mummasburg Road at Gettysburg
The Mummasburg Road monument to the 157th New York is north of Gettysburg on the south side of Howard Avenue about 45 yards east of Mummasburg Road. (39°50’24.6″N 77°14’11.4″W)
Monument near Carlisle Road
A second monument is at Carlisle Road and was erected by the State of New York.
From the monument near Carlisle Road:
157th New York Infantry
1st Brigade 3rd Division 11th Corps
300 yards in advance of this position were
4 officers, 23 men – 27
8 officers, 158 men -166
6 officers, 108 men – 114.
Total casualties, 307.
July 1st, 1863.
From the left (east) side of the monument :
Mustered in September 19, 1862
Mustered out July 10, 1865
From the right (west) side of the monument :
The advanced position is designated by a marker.
Location of the monument to the 157th New York Infantry at Gettysburg on Carlisle Road
The Carlisle Road monument to the 157th New York is north of Gettysburg on the southwest corner of Howard Avenue and Carlisle Road. Location: 39.843023° N, 77.231339° W
Position marker on Carlisle Road
A marker on the west side of Carlisle Road north of Howard Avenue (Howard Avenue East tour map) shows the regiment’s advanced position on July 1st.
From the marker on Carlisle Road:
157th N.Y. Infantry
July 1, 1863
The position marker for the 157th New York is north of Gettysburg on the west side of Carlisle Road about 300 yards north of Howard Avenue. (39°50’43.9″N 77°13’52.9″W)