Civil War Era Studies
The 147th New York's monument stands along Reynolds Avenue, silently (and incorrectly) marking where the regiment bravely fought and fell on that July day in 1863. The monument lists the brigade, division, and corps of the regiment, along with the various other battles that are part of the regiment's story. It also lists the regimental losses as well - out of 380 men that started the fight on July 1, 212 men were killed and wounded. Placed by the veterans themselves, they knew what that monument represented. It represented the entire ordeal of their regiment and its brigade on the first day of Gettysburg. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Falling Like Autumn Leaves: Cutler's Brigade at Gettysburg" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 127.