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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
73rd Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade, 2nd Division

11th Corps
 
73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
On top of the monument is the crescent moon symbol of Eleventh Corps.
 
Inscription. (Front):
73rd Penna Infantry

July 2nd in the morning took position in
the cemetery. At dusk moved hastily to
this position and in a severe contest
assisted in repulsing a desperate
assault on these batteries.

(Left):
11th Corps.

Present at Gettysburg
14 officers 318 men
Killed 7 men Wounded 27 men

Organized at Philadelphia
Mustered in Sept. 19 1861
Re enlisted Jan. 1 1864
Mustered out July 14 1865

Total enrollment 1260
Killed and died of wounds 5 officers 96 men
Died of disease 114 men
Wounded 18 officers 303 men
Captured or missing 11 officers 160 men
Total 34 officers 573 men

July 1st the regiment arrived on
Cemetery Hill at 2 p.m. and at a later hour
moved into the town near the square
to cover the retreat of the corps.

(Right):
1st Brigade 2nd Division

Cross Keys - Resaca
Rappahannock
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Left Side of Monument
 
River - New Hope Church
Groveton - Pine Knob
2nd Bull Run - Kenesaw Mountain
Chancellorsville - Peach Tree Creek
Gettysburg - Atlanta
Wauhatchie - March to the Sea
Missionary Ridge - Savannah
Rock Face Ridge - Durham Station (Surrender)

July 3rd returned to its former
position in the Cemetery and assisted
in repulsing the enemy's final assault.

(Back:): 73rd
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.312′ N, 77° 13.753′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 134th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
 

 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Back of Monument
 
 
Relief and State Coat of Arms on Front Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Relief and State Coat of Arms on Front
The relief depicts the regiment repulsing the Confederate attack on Wiedrich's Battery.
 
 
73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Counterattack Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Counterattack
Looking at the monument from near the Baltimore Pike. Adjacent monuments in view are those for Battery I (Wiedrich's), 1st New York Light Artillery and General Howard, commanding the XI Corps. The 73rd Pennsylvania counterattacked into the battery's guns to drive back portions of Hays's Confederate Brigade in the evening of July 2nd.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 929 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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