Union monuments at Gettysburg > New York > Infantry

The monument to the 58th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue. (Howard Avenue East tour map)

Monument to the 58th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 58th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel August Otto. He was assigned to General Schurz’s staff on July 2, and Captain Emil Koenig took command of the regiment. The 58th New York brought 222 men to the field.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag
Attached to the 2nd Brigade3rd Division11th Corps

From the front of the monument:

58th New York Infantry
2nd Brigade 3rd Division 11th Corps

Tablet from the rear of the monument to the 58th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

From the tablet on the rear of the monument:

Two companies of the
regiment held this position
July 1, 1863
until ordered to Cemetery Hill,
were they joined by the other
companies and engaged on
the 2nd and 3rd. After the
repulse of Pickett’s Charge,
skirmished into Gettysburg.

killed 2, wounded 16, missing 3.
Total 20.

Location of the monument

The monument to the 58th New York is on the south side of Howard Avenue about 300 yards east of Carlisle Road. (39°50’37.4″N 77°13’41.0″W)