97th New York Infantry

The 97th New York Infantry Regiment served as members of Baxter’s Brigade in Robinson’s Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Monument to the 97th New York. Gettysburg May 2010

Dedicated: July 1, 1889.

Location: The monument is located on the west side of Doubleday Avenue south of its intersection with Robinson Avenue.

Description: Marker stands on a tiered base and is topped with a Corps insignia disk bearing the number 97. A State Seal relief is affixed to the plinth in the front. It indicates the position occupied by the 97th New York Conkling Rifles when assisting the 104th New York in the repulse of the Confederates from the stone wall on the afternoon of July 1, 1863. Soon after, they counterattaked Iverson’s Confederate Brigade and captured 213 officers and men of the 20th North Carolina Infantry. The attack of Doles, Ramseur and O’Neal forced the Conkling Rifles to retreat to the town of Gettysburg.

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