157th New York Infantry

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West Howard Avenue at Carlisle Road, the Gettysburg Plain


Erected by the survivors of the 157th Regt. New York Vol's in memory of their gallant comrades who fell here, July 1, 1863

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps


Fort Wagner
Siege of Charlestown
1 & 2 John's Island


Lost here. 18 Officers and 291 Enlisted Men, Reducing Reg't to 100 for duty.


Camp Milton
Honey Hill
Deveaux Neck
Dingle's Mill
Rafting Creek
Boyhkin's Mill

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West Howard Ave. at Mummasburg Rd., the Gettysburg Plain. Gettysburg


New York
1st Brigade
3rd Division
11th Corps

(Bronze Plaque)

300 yards in advance
of this position were
4 officers, 23 men-27
8 officers, 158 men-166
6 officers, 108 men-114
Total casualties, 307
July 1st 1863.


Mustered in
September 19, 1862
Mustered out
July 10, 1865


Advance position
is designated by
a marker



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Organized at Hamilton, N.Y., and mustered in September 19, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 25, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to June, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 3rd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to February, 1865 (Detachment). Regiment garrison at Fort Pulaski, Ga., October, 1864, to February, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, S.C., Dept. of the South, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November 1, 1862. Movement to Centreville, Va., November 1-19. Advance to Fredericksburg, Va., December 8-17. At Stafford Court House until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg, Pa., Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Movement to Morris Island, S.C., August 6-17. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston August 17-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Picket and outpost duty on Folly Island, S.C., and operating against Charleston until February, 1864. Expedition to Johns and James Islands February 6-14. Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla., February 23 and duty there until June. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. Expedition to Johns and James Islands June 30-July 10. Operations against Battery Pringle July 4-9. Boudren's Causeway July 9. Duty at Morris Island until October. Moved to Fort Pulaski, Ga., October, 1864, and duty there as garrison until February, 1865. A detachment with Hatch's Expedition up Broad River November 28-30, 1864. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Partridge Hill December 3. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9. Deveaux's Neck December 6. Tullifinney Station December 9. Expedition to destroy Charleston & Savannah Railroad January 14-16, 1865. Duty at Morris Island until March, 1865, and in District of Charleston until April. Potter's Expedition from Georgetown to Camden, S.C., April 5-25. Dingle's Mills April 9. Operations about Sumter and Statesburg April 9-15, Statesburg April 15. Occupation of Camden April 17. Boykin's' Mills April 18. Denkin's' Mills and Beech Creek, near Statesburg, April 19. Duty at Georgetown and Charleston, S.C., until July. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 54th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 87 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 104 Enlisted men by disease, Total 200.

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