77th New York State Volunteers Monument

Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY

Civil War memorial dedicated September 21, 1875

Photo 

77th New York State Volunteers Monument

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1989

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Description 

Bronze and granite monument designed by J. W. Fiske Iron Works and the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company. A Civil War soldier standing holding a rifle in both hands and resting its butt on the ground. The mustached figure wears a cap and a knee-length coat and cape. He rests on his proper right leg with proper left leg slightly bent. This figure stands atop a large rectangular bronze pedestal, which, in turn, rests a series of stacked rectangular stone blocks of varying sizes. On the lower face of the base is a bronze plaque with a carved stone cross and band of inlaid stars inscribed, "The Seventy-Seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers (Bemis Heights Battalion, Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1861 - 1865/ Took part in all the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, also in the Battle of Fort Stevens at Washington, D.C. and in the Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley under Sheridan."

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • February 1, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody