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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment
 
11th Mississippi Advance Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 11th Mississippi Advance Position Marker
 
Inscription. (Front):
11th Mississippi
Infantry Regiment
(Within the flag relief):
Manassas
Seven Pines
Gaines Farm
Malvern Hill

(Plaque):
July 3, 1863
The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with its ranks growing thinner at every step, advanced with the colors to the stone wall near the Brian Barn.

The Regiment was here "subjected to a most galling fire of musketry and artillery that so reduced the already thinned ranks that any further effort to carry the position was hopeless, and there was nothing left but to retire."
Report of Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis.

(Lower Inscription):
Combatants - 393
Killed in Action / Died of Wounds - 110
Wounded / Wounded Captured - 193
Captured unwounded - 37
Non-casualty - 53

 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 39° 48.92′ N, 77° 14.131′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, at 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
 
Plaque on Top of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Plaque on Top of Marker
 
walking distance of this marker. 111th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brian Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. A brief history of the Regiment. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Marker
 
 
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Marker
 
 
Advance of the 11th Mississippi Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Advance of the 11th Mississippi
Looking past the position marker toward the Confederate lines on Seminary Ridge. The Regiment began its advance on July 3 in the woods seen in the distance. The 11th Mississippi was the left most unit in the advance and was subjected to heavy fire on it's front and flanks. Only a handful of the men reached the stone wall. Company A, the "University Greys" lost every man in the assault - killed, wounded, or captured.
 
 
Looking from the Attacker's Point of View Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Looking from the Attacker's Point of View
Looking up the slope of Cemetery Ridge in the direction the 11th Mississippi assaulted. The position marker stands to the right of the Bryan barn, next to the fence.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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