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

3rd Maine Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Front Inscription
Inscription. (Front):
3rd
Maine Inft'y
2nd Brigade
1st Division
3rd Corps
Strength of regiment
morning of July 2nd
14 officers and 196 men

(Left):
Detached from the Brigade. Fought here in the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863. Having been engaged in the forenoon at point in advance as indicated by a marker.
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July 3rd
in position on left centre of line, until afternoon, when with other regiments of the Brigade, it moved to support of the centre at time of the enemy's assault.
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1 officer and 17 men killed, 2 officers and 57 men wounded, 45 men missing.
 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 48.023′ N, 77° 15.004′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Birney Avenue and Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the left when traveling east on Birney Avenue. 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. 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (within shouting
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
distance of this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Division (about 400 feet away); Barksdale's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Third Corps (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. 3rd Maine Infantry Markers at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the Third Maine. Web site detailing the history of the Regiment. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. After Action Report of Col. Moses Lakeman. (PDF) Lakeman commanded the regiment during the battle. His
Monuments at the Southwest Corner of the Peach Orchard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Monuments at the Southwest Corner of the Peach Orchard
Monuments to the 2nd New Hampshire (right) and 3rd Maine Infantry Regiments stand at the southwest corner of the Peach Orchard.
report includes a description of the loss of the regimental colors:
I regret to report the loss of my national colors, for no men fought harder under it that day than did my regiment, but Captain Keene of the color company and his 1st – and only – lieutenant, Henry Penniman, fell, the former pierced by four bullets, the latter severely wounded in the leg. The color-bearer fell, wounded; two of the guards were killed and four others seriously wounded; and, as darkness was fast approaching, I did not miss it till the following morning. If I had, they would have had me and my little squad or I would have had my flag. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3rd Maine Infantry Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. 3rd Maine Infantry Line
Looking down the Peach Orchard Road to the west. The left flank marker stone for the regiment is in the foreground, next to a stone for the 3rd Michigan. The right flank marker stone for the regiment stands at the corner of the orchard road and the Emmitsburg Pike (US 15).
Left Flank Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Left Flank Marker Stone
At the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and Emmitsburg Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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