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1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

 

Led by Major Edward Pye after the wounding of Colonel George H. Biddle, the 95th New York supported the 6th Wisconsin’s charge on the railroad cut on July 1, 1863.  “Colonel Biddle, of the Ninety-fifth, was wounded early in the fight and retired from the field, the command devolving then on Maj. Edward Pye,” read a history.  “My regiment behaved very well, and gave me just cause to be proud of it.”  Pye reported.  “All the officers, with one or two exceptions, behaved well.”

 

The 95th brought 261 men to the field. It was one of the first Union infantry regiments to reach the battlefield, originally forming the line of battle at 10 a.m. on July 1 at the site of the marker on Stone Avenue.  But within a short time, the Confederates of Davis’ Brigade were starting to flank the Union position by moving through the railroad cut north of Chambersburg Pike.  The 95th New York joined in a charge which drove them out, inflicting heavy losses.

 

The regiment reformed north of the cut at the site of the noon marker.  However, continuing Confederate pressure forced the Union line back to the area around the Seminary shown by the 4 p.m. marker, where the 95th supported the final 1st Corps artillery line before retreating through Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill.  After reforming south of Gettysburg, the regiment was sent to Culp’s Hill, which it helped defend on July 2 and 3.

 

The monument is located on Reynolds Avenue near the Railroad Cut and was dedicated on July 1, 1893.

95th New York Volunteer Infantry

SKU: 1015
$315.00Price
  • Size: 6 ½” x 6 ½” x 13”
    Weight: 6.5 lbs.

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