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    54th N. Y. Infantry Monument Gettysburg - Inventory Number: ALB 014

    The 54th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 38 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 101 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

    The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Major Stephen Kovacs. He was captured on July 1, and Lieutenant Ernst Both took command. Lieutenant Thomas Hay was wounded. The 54th brought 216 men to the field.

    From the monument:  July 1st Skirmishing on extreme right near Rock Creek. July 2nd at sunset, severe fighting in this position. Casualties: Killed 7, wounded 47, missing 48. Total loss 102.

    Tipton, 1013E

    Measures 11" x 14"

    Inventory Number: ALB 014