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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

150th Pennsylvania Infantry

2d Regiment Bucktail Brigade


2d Brigade, 3d Division, 1st Corps

150th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. 150th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
150th. Penna. Infantry.
(2d. Regt. Bucktail Brigade.)
2d. Brig. 3d. Div. 1st. Corps.

(Left Side):
July 1 the Regiment held this position from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Present at Gettysburg 397. Killed and mortally wounded 53. Wounded 134. Captured or missing 77.

(Right Side):
Recruited in Philadelphia, Crawford, McKean, and Union Counties. Mustered in Aug. - Sept. 1862. Mustered out June 23, 1865.

This monument marks the most
advanced line facing west, occupied
by the regiment. Repeated changes
of front were made to meet
assaults from the north and west
and the right wing charged to
R.R. cut. In retiring it made
several stands and engaged the
enemy. Evening of the 2d moved
to support the left and held
position on Emmitsburg Road.
Morning of the 2d moved to
left centre and remained until
the close of battle.

Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 50.212′ N, 77° 15.134′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Stone Avenue 0.1 miles south of
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located near McPherson Barn 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. Edward McPherson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); John Burns (about 400 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. 150th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Col. Langhorne Wister. Col. Wister, commanding the regiment, replaced Col. Stone at the head of the regiment for a short time during the battle, until Wister himself was wounded.
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
Of the 1st Day battle, he summarized:
Having first taken position about 12 m., the brigade did not retire until after 3 p.m., when all other troops had left the field, and only left the seminary at about 3.40 o'clock. Taking into consideration that the force opposed to it was more than twice as large, the result is wonderful. The enemy had, to my certain knowledge, six regiments, any one of which contained 500 men, all of which were in full view, opposed entirely to this small brigade. Col. Roy Stono, during the time he was in command, displayed the utmost coolness and skill, and deserves much credit for the position taken up, which had not to be materially changed during the action (until the retreat commenced), and for the movements made upon the field. Col. E. L. Dana conducted the retreat from the barn to Cemetery Hill, and was during that time distinguished for his coolness and judgment. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Wikipedia Link for the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Very brief description of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry along with a photo of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry maneuvering approximately 3 weeks before the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Randy Livingston of Jefferson, Maryland.)
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Categories. War, US Civil
150th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle Lines Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. 150th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle Lines
When deployed furthest forward, the 150th stood between its right flank marker stone (seen here in the foreground) and a point near the bend in modern Stone Avenue. The regimental monument stands nearly center of the line. In the mid-afternoon fighting the regiment did wheel forward to the right (north) to attack Confederates in the vicinity of the Railroad Cut. Then returned to this line, facing west.

Note the barriers just past the monument location, which protect a small pond.
Left Flank and the "Pond" Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
6. Left Flank and the "Pond"
The left flank marker stone for the 150th is just south of a small "pond." It is seen here just behind the barriers, choked with cat-tails. This pond was a battlefield feature in 1863, and is seen in a post battle photograph. In the photograph, Matthew Brady is seen looking to the east, over McPherson's Ridge with the cupola of the Seminary in the background. Brady was standing about where the road passes the pond now.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,452 times since then. 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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