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26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

 
 
26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Juy 1, 1863
On Cemetery Hill
July 2 and 3
Effective Strength 516
Killed 46
Wounded 134
Missing 37
26th Reg't.
Wis. Vol. Inf.

(Left):
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wauhatchie
Chatanooga
Atlanta Campaign
To the Sea
Averysboro
Bentonville

(Right):
Mustered in
at Milwaukee
Sept. 17, 1862
Mustered out
June 28, 1865
Killed in Action 128
Died of wounds 56
Died of disease 63

(Back):
2d Brig
3d Div
11th Corps

 
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 39° 50.603′ N, 77° 13.758′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles from 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 75th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); 58th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 157th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); 107th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Eleventh Corps (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
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
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Back Inscription
26th Wisconsin Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. 26th Wisconsin Infantry
The monument with flank markers on each side. The monument and flank markers represent a relative location where the regiment was posted. The 26th Wisconsin advanced as the right most regiment in Krzyzanowski's Brigade, which advanced on the east side of the Carlisle Road in an effort to halt the Confederate advance. The Confederates had just overwhelmed Barlow's Division on Blocher's (now Barlow's) Knoll. As the right most regiment, the 26th Wisconsin was soon hit from front and flank by Gordon's Confederate Brigade. After losing 26 men killed and 129 wounded in a few minutes fighting, the Regiment withdrew, starting a general collapse of Krzyzanowski's Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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