43rd New York Infantry

The 43rd New York Infantry served as members of Neill’s Brigade in Howe’s Division of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

The third monument is to the 43rd New York Infantry.  Rectangular monument has a sloped plinth, rough-hewn base and apexed cap. A round State Seal relief is affixed to the bottom front. Decorative bronze elements include the Corps insignia of the Greek cross on the sides and a cartridge box with laurel branches on the front part of the cap. Gettysburg May 2010

Dedicated Sept. 17, 1889.

Location: Neill Avenue, east of Baltimore Pike. It indicates the position held by the 43rd New York Infantry from July 3, 1863 until July 5, as a reserve unit.

Description: Rectangular monument has a sloped plinth, rough-hewn base and apexed cap. A round State Seal relief is affixed to the bottom front. Decorative bronze elements include the Corps insignia of the Greek cross on the sides and a cartridge box with laurel branches on the front part of the cap. Monument is a two-part granite shaft with a hipped cap containing a bronze trophy and set on a 9×6.3 foot rough cut base with a tooled edge and a chamfered top. The lower part of the shaft is smooth cut with a bronze medallion. The upper part of the shaft has a polished face with an excised inscription and bronze corps symbols. Overall height is 7.9 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.

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