73rd New York Infantry
"4th Excelsior"

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Excelsior Field, West of Sickles Avenue Gettysburg


Major Michael W. Burns Commanding
Sickles' Excelsior Brigade
Colonel William R. Brewster
Second Division
Brig. General A. A. Humphreys
Third Corps
Major General D. E. Sickles
Mustered in July 10, 1861
                Mustered out June 29, 1865

73rd N. Y. Infantry


was conducted to this position by
Major H. E. Tremain
of Third Corps Staff
About 5.30 P. M. on July 2, 1863
its loss on this field was
Killed 4 Officers
and 47 Enlisted men
Wounded  11 Officers
 and 52 Enlisted men
Missing 8   Aggregate 162


Volunteer Fire Department
New York City

Organized                          Disbanded
1658                                  1865

This monument was erected at the instance
of the volunteer Firemen of the City of New York
Represented by the figure on the left
in grateful recognition of the services rendered
by the Second Fire Zouaves on this field
in defense of the Union July 2, 1863

Board of Trustees
Under Chapter 337 Laws of New York 1897

Robert B. Nooney   George W. Anderson    Richnard Cullen
Mathew Stewart    Peter J. Hickey        Michael F. Wynn
Thomas Fair         John Sidell             Francis McCarthy


Served with
The Army of the Potomac
and participated in its campaigns
From Yorktown 1862
To Appomattox 1865
Total enrollment 1350
Total casualties 711
Erected 1897
The Fourth Regiment of
Sickles Excelsior Brigade



William Brown--G Michael Corcoran--I John Donohue/Donahue--B&D
James F. Dornan--F William Eckerson--E,K &B James P. Gill--G,I & K
Martin Haley--B Arthur C. Hay--A George S. Henry--A & G
Firman (Norman) Moffett--C Ephraim C. Morse--I & D Sidney M. Price--B & C
Giles H. Sanford--E Otto Wagner--C William Pritchard--I
William H. Marsh--F    

Organized under authority of the War Department, at Camp Scott, Staten Island, N.Y., as 4th Regiment, Sickles' Brigade, July to October, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 8, 1861. Attached to Sickles' Brigade, Division of the Potomac, October, 1861. Sickles' Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C, until March, 1862. Expedition to Matthias Point November 9, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10, 1862. Expedition from Dumfries to Fredericksburg and capture of stores March 18. Reconnaissance from Liverpool Point to Stafford Court House and action at Stafford Court House April 4. Ordered to the Peninsula April. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove June 25; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Action at Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November. At Fairfax Station Va., until November 25. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va.. July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Duty near Brandy Station, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad. June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on North side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration on North side of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road. Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 29, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 18 Officers and 138 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men by disease. Total 233.

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