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75th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division. 11th Corps

 
 
75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
July 1. Fought on this position from 2 p.m. until the Corps retired.

July 2. & 3. Held position at stone wall near the Cemetery as shown by monument there.
Present at Gettysburg 258.
Killed, Officers 3, Men 16.
Wounded, Officers 5, Men 84.
Captured or missing, men 3.
Total loss 111.

(Left):
Recruited at Philadelphia
Mustered in August 9, 1861.
Reenlisted January 2, 1864.
Mustered out September 1, 1865.

(Right):
Cross Keys - Chancellorsville
Freeman's Ford - Gettysburg
Groveton - Wauhatchie
2nd Bull Run - Chattanooga

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.6′ N, 77° 13.776′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles east 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. 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 58th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 157th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Eleventh Corps (about 600 feet away); Doles's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 75th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  75th Pennsylvania Infantry. Like many of the regiments in the 3rd Division (and across XI Corps), the 75th was comprised mostly of German immigrants. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Left Side
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Right Side
75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. 75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Flank marker stones stand on either side of the monument.
75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument and Flank Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. 75th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument and Flank Markers
Looking at the monument with both flank markers in view. As with many monuments and flank markers at Gettysburg, one should take the location as more a general indicator instead of a precise position. The 75th Pennsylvania advanced out of Gettysburg as part of Krzyzanowski's Brigade, with the 26th Wisconsin on their right and 82nd Ohio on their left. Confronting Doles' Confederate Brigade on line east of the Carlisle Road, the Brigade fought at close quarters - eyewitness accounts say 75 yards - for under a half hour. In that time 111 men were killed or wounded. The 75th Pennsylvania with the rest of Krzyzanowski's Brigade was overwhelmed with the collapse of the Federal defense on Barlow's Knoll.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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