137th New York Infantry

The 137th New York Infantry Regiment served as members of Greene’s Brigade in Geary’s Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Monument to the 137th New York. Gettysburg November 2009

Dedicated: July 2, 1888.

Location: Located on the east side of Slocum Avenue.  Indicates position occupied on the morning July 3, 1863 and held until close of battle.

Description: Vertical, rectangular marker stands on a pedestal and a low, rough-hewn base. A relief of crossed rifles with a cartridge box encircled by a garland is affixed to the front face, and a State Seal relief is installed on the front, lower portion of the pedestal. The apexed cap is topped with a Corps star insignia bearing the number “137.” Monument is a two-part granite shaft with a pyramid top containing the corps insignia and set on a 5.8 foot square rough cut base. The lower part of the shaft is smooth cut with a bronze medallion and polished excised letters, and the upper part has bronze rifles and a haversack with excised inscriptions on three sides. Overall height is fifteen feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.