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82nd Illinois Infantry

 
 
82nd Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 82nd Illinois Infantry Monument
The monument uses the shape of a mine ball, decorated with wreaths and stars.
Inscription. (Front):
1st. Brigade. 3rd. Division.
11th Corps.
First Line of Battle,
July 1, 1863.

(Right):
Moved in retreat to
Cemetery Hill.
July 1, 1863.

(Left):
Occupied the crest of
Cemetery Hill.
July 2 & 3. 1863.

(Back):
Participated in repulse
of Ewell's Corps
on night July 2, 1863.
Regiment lost during the
three days battle 112 killed
wounded and missing

 
Erected 1891 by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 39° 50.57′ N, 77° 13.941′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.1 miles west of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located 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. Doles's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Eleventh Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 157th New York Infantry
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Brigade (about 400 feet away); 119th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 61st Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Right Inscription
Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Back Inscription
82nd Illinois Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 82nd Illinois Position
Seen from the athletic fields looking north toward Howard Avenue. The 82nd Illinois maintained a position flanking Wheeler's Battery (13th New York Independent Battery), the guns of which are seen on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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