Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Eighth U.S. Infantry
Headquarters - Provost Guard
—Army of the Potomac —
Eighth U.S. Infantry
Captain Edwin W. H. Read commanding
July 1 Arrived in the morning and engaged in provost duty until the close of the battle.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.874′ N, 77° 13.955′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on a walking trail extending between Cemetery Ridge and Meade's Headquarters, near the Leister House, 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. Headquarters of Major General George G. Meade (a few steps from this marker); Oneida New York Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Companies E and I (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lydia Leister Farm (within shouting distance of this 2d Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (about 400 feet away); Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 8th US Infantry. A short history of the Regiment. (Submitted on December 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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