59th New York Infantry

The 59th New York Infantry Regiment served as members of Hall’s Brigade in Gibbon’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Monument to the 59th New York Infantry. Gettysburg May 2010

Installed 1889. Dedicated July 8, 1889.

Location: Southwest of the Copse of Trees west of Hancock Avenue. It marks the position held by the 59th New York Infantry on July 2 and 3, 1863.

Description: Granite marker with pyramidal cap contains reliefs of a Coat of Arms tondo, trophy with cartridge box, crossed bayonets and a laurel branch. Monument is a stepped, tapered granite shaft with a pyramidal top that has a bronze medallion on the peak and set on a 7.2×5.6 foot, two part base. The shaft has excised detail and polished inscriptions. Overall height is 11.8 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.