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The monument to the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of East Cemetery Hill. (Wainwright Avenue tour map) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.

monument to the 68th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

The 68th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Gotthilf Von Boury d’Ivernois. It brought 264 men to the field.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-1D

From the front of the monument:

68th New York Infantry
1st Brigade
1st Division
11th Corps

From the rear of the monument:

This regiment having participated in the first day of the battle, held this position on the 2nd and 3rd of July, 1863.

From the left side of the monument:

Casualties
Killed 8
Wounded 63
Missing 67

From the right side of the monument:

Mustered in at New York City, Aug. 24, 1861.
Mustered out at Fort Pulaski, Ga.,  Nov. 30, 1865.

monument to the 68th New York Infantry at Gettysburg

View of the monument at the foot of Cemetery Hill. The statue of General Hancock can be seen at the top of the hill just to the left of the monument, and the statue of General Howard is at the far right.

See more on the history of the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the 68th New York Infantry monument at Gettysburg

The monument to the 68th New York is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Wainwright Avenue about 270 yards north of Slocum Avenue.  Wainwright Avenue is one way northbound. (39°49’18.9″N 77°13’39.5″W)