“9th New York State Militia”
The monument to the 83rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. (Doubleday & Robinson Avenues tour map) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.
The 83rd New York Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It brought 215 men to the field, losing 6 killed, 18 wounded and 58 missing.
From the front of the monument:
2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps
83rd N.Y. Infty
NYSM – NGSNY
From the right side:
Harpers Ferry, Va.,
Cedar Mountain, Va.
Thoroughfare Gap, Va.
2nd Bull Run, Va.
South Mountain, Md.
Engaged on this ground July 1st 1863, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
assisting in capture of Iverson’s N.C. Brigade, C.S.A.
From the left side of the monument:
Fitzhugh’s Crossing, Va.
Mine Run, Va.
Laurel Hill, Va.
North Anna River, Va.
Cold Harbor, Va.
July 2 & 3 1863 at Zeigler’s Grove
also supported batteries with 11th 12th and 2nd Corps
From the rear of the monument:
Volunteered Apr. 19, and mustered
into U.S. Service, June 8, 1861.
Officers and enlisted men 2278
Killed, died of wounds or disease, 261
Promoted, discharged & c. 1764
Mustered out June 23, 1864, 253
Location of the monument to the 83rd New York Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 83rd New York is northwest of Gettysburg on the west side of Doubleday Avenue about 130 yards south of the observation tower. (39°50’34.6″N 77°14’32.2″W)