Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Commissioners were directed to ascertain and definitely mark the lines of battle of all troops engaged in the battle of Gettysburg within the limits of the Park or adjacent thereto subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.
522 1/4 acres of land were conveyed by the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association to the United States pursuant to the act of 1895.
The Secretaries of War under whose approval the work has been done were Daniel S. Lamont, Russell A. Alger, Elihu Root, and Wm. H. Taft.
The Commissioners were Lieut. Colonel John P. Nicholson, Chairman, Penna., John B. Bachelder, Mass. and Brig-General Wm.
Lieut. Colonel E. B. Cope, Engineer S. Aug. Hammond Asst.-Engineer, Hays W. Mattern Draughtsman.
Erected 1908 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.023′ N, 77° 14.077′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. 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. Alexander Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 108th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Administrative History of Gettysburg National Military Park. (PDF) The park, as we know it today, was the product of many different intersecting efforts.
2. Bachelder Maps. One of several sets maps prepared by Bachelder during his study of the battlefield.
Categories. • Government • War, US Civil •
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