76th New York Infantry

The 76th New York Infantry served as members of Cutler’s Brigade in Wadsworth’s Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument and position stone.

Vertical, rectangular marker with apexed cap, topped with a disk insignia bearing the number 76, stands on a rough-hewn base. There a round State Seal relief on the sloped plinth in the front. It indicates the position first held by the 76th New York Infantry at about 10:30 A.M. July 1, 1863. The unit was flanked and forced to retire, then later advanced and held the position until the general retreat of the 1st Corps. Gettysburg May 2009

Dedicated July 1, 1888.

Location: It is located on the north extreme of the east side of Reynolds Avenue at McPherson Ridge, near the intersection of Buford/Wadsworth Avenues. The monument indicates the position first held by the 76th New York Infantry at about 10:30 A.M. July 1, 1863. The unit was flanked and forced to retire, then later advanced and held the position until the general retreat of the 1st Corps.

Description: Vertical, rectangular marker with apexed cap, topped with a disk insignia bearing the number 76, stands on a rough-hewn base. There a round State Seal relief on the sloped plinth in the front. The monument is a smooth granite shaft with polished raised inscriptions and apex top with encircled number on a rough hewn base 6.9 foot square with an overall height of fourteen foot. The flanking markers have slanted tops and are one foot square.

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