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20th New York State Militia Memorial
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Twentieth New York State Militia Monument, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg National Military Park. The memorial was placed and dedicated on this hallowed ground by the submitter, July 3, 1981. It commemorates the regiment's part, in repulsing Longstreet's Assault of July 3, 1863. You were small in number but your valor was equal to any. 
 
Inscription:
20th New York State Militia
Ulster Guard
(80th N.Y. Infantry)
From a position south of this point the 20th New York State Militia delivered a most destructive fire into the attacking southerners’ right flank. As the enemy infantry moved obliquely to the left, the New York Regiment advanced north along this line firing as they moved to the right. Occupying a new position near the copse of trees the Ulster Guard fought to repel Longstreet’s assault, finally charging a group of Confederates, driving them from the shelter of the slashing.
This Hand for Our Country

On the rear:
1st Brigade 3rd Division 1st Corps
Col. Theodore B. Gates Commanding Regiment

On the right side:
Major Walter A. Van Rensselaer was wounded near the slashing in a successful attempt to capture an enemy battle-flag.

On the left side:
Captain Ambrose N. Baldwin Co, K was mortally wounded in the final action near the Copse of Trees.
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Hancock Avenue
 
Created by: Seward R. Osborne
Record added: Sep 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11700796
20th New York State Militia Memorial
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
20th New York State Militia Memorial
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
20th New York State Militia Memorial
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
 
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Standing before your monument was a true honor. Thank you for all you did.
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Jul. 5, 2015
Thank you, soldiers of the vaunted 20th Regiment, your service to America is legend.
- Seward R. Osborne
 Added: Sep. 7, 2005
 
 
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