Excelsior Field

Excelsior Field Tablet.

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Erected: 1896.

Location: Located on east side of Sickles Avenue between Wheatfield Road and United States Avenue.

Description: One of thirty-five site tablets. Cast iron site tablet was designed by E.B. Cope. Mounted on fluted post, overall height is three feet. The NY Excelsior Brigade occupied much of field prior to engagement with attacking Confederates on July 2, 1863, losing hundreds of casualties before retreating.

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