Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
24th Michigan Infantry Regiment
1st (Iron) Brigade
—1st Division. 1st Corps —
1st. (Iron) Brig.
1st. Div. 1st. Corps.
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.
496 officers and men
Killed & mortally wounded
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 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.
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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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