The monument to the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg by Meade’s Headquarters at the Leister House. (Taneytown Road tour map) The 93rd New York was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin C. Butler. It was attached to the Army Headquarters as Provost Guard and was broken up into detachments that were mostly scattered in the rear areas, although several reached the field during the battle.
The rear of the monument displays the trefoil of the 2nd Corps even though at the time of the battle the regiment was attached directly to army headquarters. After the 93rd New York’s lengthy assignment as Provost Guard it joined the 2nd Corps in 1864 where it won praise as a fighting regiment, campaigning from the Wilderness to Appomattox..
From the front of the monument:
Army of the Potomac,
July 2d and 3d, 1863.
From the tablet on the the rear:
Mustered in Nov. 7th, 1861
Mustered out June 29th, 1865
Battles while in 2d. Brig. 3d. Div. 2d. Corps.
Poplar Spring Church
Location of the monument to the 93rd New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
The monument to the 93rd New York Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Taneytown Road at its intersection with Hunt Avenue. It is just north of the Leister Farmhouse, Meade’s Headquarters. (39°48’52.6″N 77°13’55.2″W)