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

The Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry

 
 
The Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. The Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry Monument
Inscription. Detached from the Second Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Corps, on July Second 1863. After supporting the batteries in action on Cemetery Hill, while in position in a line extending westward from near this spot, withstood and assisted in repulsing a charge of the enemy's infantry in its front. Loss in the battle eight killed, thirty six wounded.
 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 49.193′ N, 77° 13.572′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Wainwright Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Slocum Avenue. Click for map. Located in the valley between Stevens Knoll and East Cemetery Hill. 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. East Cemetery Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens' Battery (about 500 feet away); Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V. (about 500 feet away); 41st New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 700 feet away);
Close Up of the Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Close Up of the Plaque
24th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry (about 700 feet away); 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 700 feet away); First Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the Thirty-Third Massachusetts. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
33rd Massachusetts Monument and Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. 33rd Massachusetts Monument and Position
Looking down from Stevens Knoll at the monument location at the intersection of Slocum and Wainwright Avenues. The 33rd occupied a position in the low ground between East Cemetery Hill (background, with monuments) and Stevens Knoll on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. Their line effectively covered the right flank of Von Gilsa's Brigade, of 1st Division, XI Corps.
Left Flank Marker, 33rd Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. Left Flank Marker, 33rd Massachusetts
The left flank marker for the regiment is a short distance away on Wainwright Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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