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

88th Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps

 
 
Top and Front of the 88th Penn. Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Top and Front of the 88th Penn. Position Marker
Inscription. (Top):
Arrived here in time to assist
in repelling the enemy's charge
on July 3rd 1863 and
remained until the morning of
July 5th.

(Front):
88 Pa. Vol.
3nd Brigade
3nd Division
1st Corps
Men engaged 294
Men killed 10
Men wounded 50
Men missing 53
erected by survivors

(Base):The principal monument is erected on Oak Ridge the scene of the first day's battle.
 
Erected 1883 by Survivors of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
 
Location. 39° 49.019′ N, 77° 14.052′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, near Ziegler's Grove 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. First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg National Military Park
Base of Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Base of Position Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The 88th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers. A history of the regiment. (Submitted on December 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers. More information about the regiment. (Submitted on December 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker
88th Pennsylvania Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 88th Pennsylvania Position
The regiment, much battered from the first day's fighting, covered the north end of Cemetery Ridge on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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