Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
The ground of the last assault
the Philadelphia Brigade
Gen. Alexander Webb
held this angle July 2d and 3d 1863
casualties in the battle 495
The 72d Penn. Vol's
"Philadelphia Fire Zouaves"
Colonel D.W.C. Baxter
lost 10 officers and 182 men
out of 473 present for duty
the regiment erects this tribute
to the memory of fallen comrades
Erected 1883 by The 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Location. 39° 48.773′ N, 77° 14.145′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the "Copse of Trees" and the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pickett's Charge (a few steps from this marker); The High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (a few steps from this marker); Cushing's Union Battery Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Alonzo Cushing (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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