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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
24th Michigan Infantry Regiment
1st (Iron) Brigade

1st Division. 1st Corps
 
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Front of Monument
 
Inscription. (Front):
24th. Mich.
1st. (Iron) Brig.
1st. Div. 1st. Corps.

(Left Side):
July 1st. 1863.
Arriving upon the field to the south of these woods in the forenoon of July 1st. this regiment with others of the Brigade, (2nd. and 7th Wisconsin and 19th Indiana) charged across the stream in front (Willoughby's) to the crest beyond assisting in the capture of a large portion of Archer's Tennessee Brigade. It was then withdrawn to this position where it fought until the line was outflanked and forced back.

(Right Side):
Position July 2nd and 3rd on Culp's Hill. The regiment was raised in Wayne Co. Michigan and mustered into the U.S. service August 15th. 1862. Mustered out at Detroit June 30th. 1865.

(Back):
Went into action with
496 officers and men
Killed & mortally wounded
89
Otherwise wounded
218
Captured
56
Total casualties
363.
Five color bearers were
killed and all the color
guard killed or wounded

 
Erected 1888 by State of Michigan.
 
Location. 39° 50.094′ N, 77° 15.265′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Meredith Avenue, on the left when traveling
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
 
south. Click for map. Located in the Herbst Farm Woods (also called McPherson's or Reynolds' Woods) 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. Archer's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Twenthy-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); 14th (Brooklyn) Infantry N.Y.S.M. (about 500 feet away); John Burns (about 600 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. 24th Michigan Infantry Markers and Monuments.
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Colonel Morrow's Action Report. Dead Link as of Dec. 1, 2008. The regimental commander's description matches that of the monument inscription:
After advancing to the crest of the hill beyond the run, we were halted, and threw out skirmishers to the front, and also to the left near a brick house. We now received orders to withdraw to the east bank of the stream. The brigade changed front forward on the first battalion and marched into the woods known as McPherson's woods, and formed in line of battle, the 19th Indiana being on the left of the 24th Michigan, and the 7th Wisconsin on its right. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
 
 
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Back Inscription
 
 
24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument
 
 
The 24th Michigan Goes into Action Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. The 24th Michigan Goes into Action
Looking to the northwest from Reynolds Avenue at McPherson Woods, from a point just south of the woods. The 24th Michigan was the last Iron Brigade unit to go into action on the morning of July 1. Arriving just after the 19th Indiana had repulsed the 13th Alabama, the 24th rolled up the right flank of Archer's Brigade. They advanced across the open ground south of McPherson Woods, and toward the west (left). Their advance would carry across Willoughby Run.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,245 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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