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

68th Pennsylvania Infantry

Scott Legion

 

1st Brigade, 1st Division, Third Corps

 
68th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The monument was created by W.C. Gallagher. It is topped with the Third Corps diamond symbol.
Inscription. (Front):
This monument marks
the left of the Regiment while supporting
Clark's Battery
July 2nd 1863.

The right resting 150 feet north as indicated
by flank marker. In the afternoon the
Regiment advanced southward into the
Peach Orchard where its other monument
stands and engaged the enemy
July 3rd and 4th
the Regiment was in line with the Division
on left centre.
Present at Gettysburg
383 officers and men.
Killed 3 officers and 10 men
Wounded 9 officers and 117 men
Captured or missing 13 men

(Left):
Recruited in the counties of
Philadelphia
Montgomery and Chester
Mustered in September 2nd 1862
Mustered out June 9th 1865
Total enrollment 1049
Killed and died of wounds.
10 officers, 58 men, Total 68
Wounded
11 officers and 155 men, Total 166
Captured or Missing
3 officers 100 men, Total 103

(Right):
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wapping
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Heights
Auburn
Kelly's Ford
————
Mine Run
Wilderness
Guinea Station
Petersburg

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.084′ N, 77° 14.95′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wheatfield Road 0.1 miles east of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west. 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. Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 141st Pennsylvania Infantry
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Peach Orchard Salient (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin at Gettysburg. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
68th Pennsylvania Right Flank Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 68th Pennsylvania Right Flank
Looking from the right flank marker stone to the south, toward the monument. Initially the 68th held a line behind several artillery batteries deployed along Wheatfield Road, facing south, with the right flank resting here. After Kershaw's Confederate Brigade drove back the skirmishers near the Rose farm, the 68th was moved forward, beyond where the monument stands, into the Peach Orchard.
68th Pennsylvania Infantry Second Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Second Position
Looking south from the intersection of Wheatfield Road/Millerstown Road and the Emmitsburg Road. The 68th advanced through the Peach Orchard then turned to face west. The regiment dressed along the Emmitsburg Road, in the fence to the left, and loosely connected with the 114th Pennsylvania. As Barksdale's Confederate Brigade advanced, both flanks of the 68th were exposed. The regiment conducted a fighting retreat back through the Peach Orchard.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 930 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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