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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
 
14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument
Note the trefoil of the II Corps atop the monument.
 
Inscription. (Around Base):
14. Conn.
2, Brig.
Left Centre of Regt.
3, Div.
2, A.C.
(Front Plaque):
The 14th Conn. Vol. Inf. left
Connecticut August 25, 1862;
was assigned to the
Army of the Potomac, Sept. 7, 1862,
and mustered out May 31, 1865.
The regiment was engaged in
34 great battles and severe skirmishes
including
Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Wilderness, Spottyslvania,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg and
Appomattox.
Losses, in killed and died in the service, 366;
in wounded and disabled many hundreds,
original muster, 1015; Recruits 697.
Final muster of original members,
present and absent, 234, Pro patria.
This monument
erected by the survivors, July 3, 1884.

(Back Plaque):
The 14th C.V. reached the vicinity of Gettysburg at evening July 1st 1863, and held this position July 2nd 3rd and 4th The regt. took part in the repulse of Longstreet's grand charge on the 3rd capturing in their immediate front more than 200 prisoners and five battle-flags. They also, on the 3rd captured from the enemy's sharp-shooters the Bliss buildings in their far front, and held them until ordered to burn them. Men in action 160. Killed and wounded 62.
 
Erected 1884 by Survivors of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
 
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Plaque
 
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Location. 39° 48.828′ N, 77° 14.126′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located northeast of the Angle and High Water Mark area 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. 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 14th Connecticut at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the 14th Connecticut Infantry. The regiment saw service from Antietam to Appomattox. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back Plaque
 

3. An Act of Mercy at the Bliss Farm. An account of the fighting around the Bliss Farm. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Right Base of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Right Base of Monument
Showing the "Left Centre of Regiment" inscription.
 
 
Right Flank of the 14th Connecticut Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Right Flank of the 14th Connecticut
Looking from the right flank marker for the regiment, back toward the monument. The main body of the 14th Connecticut held this section of the stone wall for most of the battle.
 
 
14th Connecticut View from the Stone Wall Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 14th Connecticut View from the Stone Wall
Looking from near the monument toward Seminary Ridge, the far tree line. The Confederate assault of July 3 staged there. The Bliss Farm, where detachments of the 14th Connecticut fought Confederate sharpshooters, stood in the open fields on the high ground just in front of the tree line, right of center.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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