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

141st Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Bigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
141st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 141st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Mustered in August and September 1862
Mustered out May 28, 1865
Recruited in Bradford, Susquehanna,
and Wayne Counties
Present at Gettysburg 9 offices and 200 men
Killed and died of wounds 1 officer 41 men, total 42
Wounded 5 officers 41 men, total 46
Captured or missing 21 men total 21
Total 149

(Left):July 2 occupied this position from 4 to 6 p.m. advanced and successfully resisted an attack on the 15th New York Light Artillery by the 2nd and 8 South Carolina Infantry. Afterwards retired changed front to the right and encountered a brigade composed of the 13,17, 18 & 21 Mississippi Infantry held them in check with great gallantry until outflanked. Retired firing by successive formations from the field.

(Back):
Total Enrollment 1040
Killed and died of wounds 6 officers 144 men, Total 150
Died of disease etc 3 Officers 88 men, Total 91
Wounded 23 officers 426 men, Total 449
Captured or missing 106 men, Total 106
Total casualties 796

(Right):
Fredericksburg - Cold Harbor
Chancellorsville -
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Petersburg
Gettysburg - Strawberry Plains
Auburn - Deep Bottom
Kelly s Ford - Poplar Spring Church
Mine Run - Boydton Road
Wilderness - Hatcher's Run
Spotsylvania - Petersburg (Watkin's House)
North Anna - Amelia Springs
Totopotomoy - Appomattox
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.064′ N, 77° 14.928′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Birney Lane, on the right when traveling east on Wheatfield Road. Click for map. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. The Peach Orchard Salient (here, next to this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Left Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 141st Pennsylvania Infantry. Col. Henry J. Madill commanded the regiment at Gettysburg. The regiment was deployed in an exposed position, practically detached from all other support for most of that time. Its losses were among the highest for any Federal regiment at Gettysburg. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The 141st Pennsylvania Infantry. Article which includes the official report by Colonel Henry J. Madill, the 141st Regimental commander. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Back Inscription
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Right Inscription
141st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 141st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Initially, the regiment occupied a line along Wheatfield road, facing south, close to the Wentz farm. With the advance of portions of Kershaw's Confederate Brigade from the area of the Rose farm, the 141st moved forward into the Peach Orchard. The regiment fell back to a line near this section of the road, before conducting a fighting retreat toward Plum Run.
141st Pennsylvania in the Peach Orchard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
7. 141st Pennsylvania in the Peach Orchard
Looking north back toward the monument, seen on the right. The 141st moved into the Peach Orchard in reaction to the advancing 8th Regiment and 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry of Kershaw's Brigade. The Pennsylvanians were assisted at first by the 3rd Maine and 3rd Michigan. However, by the time the advanced reached this point, the other regiments had withdrawn. Isolated, the 141st Pennsylvania conducted a delaying action and withdrew.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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