STEREO CARD OF 76TH NEW YORK INFANTRY MONUMENT AT GETTYSBURG

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Tan mount featuring the monument to the 76th New York Infantry. Webster& Albee, publishers. The monument is made of Quincy granite and stands about 14′ tall. It is topped by the regimental number in a circle, symbol of the First Corps. A bronze tablet of the Seal of the State of New York is set into the base of the front of the monument.

The 76th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major Andrew J. Glover. He was killed in the first few minutes of fighting on July 1st and Captain John E. Cook took command. The 76th was the lead Union infantry regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, arriving in midmorning and advancing across the fields from Emmitsburg Road and past the Seminary to the location of the monument. It was here that it met Davis’ Confederate Brigade advancing from the west and opened fire.

Caption on image mistakenly identifies it at the 86th New York.  A good early photo of the Oak Ridge area.  [jet]

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