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

91st Pennsylvania Infantry

3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps

 
 
91st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 91st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Note the Maltese cross of the V Corps atop the monument. The monument is styled as a fort or crenelated castle turret. Inscriptions are seen on "doors" complete with steps. This is actually the second monument to the 91st Pennsylvania on this spot. The original monument, erected by the veterans themselves was relocated a few paces east when state funds became available for this monument.
Inscription.
91st Penna.
Infantry.
3d. Brig.
2d. Div.
5th Corps.

(Front "Door"):
July 2d moving at double-quick in the evening, the Regiment took position here and, having aided in repulsing the attack of the enemy upon this line, remained until the close of the battle.

(Right "Door"):
Present at
Gettysburg 258
officers and men.
Killed and died
of wounds 4 men.
Wounded 2
officers 13 men.
——————
Recruited in
Philadelphia.
Mustered in
Sept & Dec. 1861,
re-enlisted
Dec. 26, 1863,
Mustered out
July 10, 1865

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.527′ N, 77° 14.203′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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. The Deadly Sharpshooters (here, next to this marker); The Valley of Death (here, next to this marker);
Front "Door" Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Front "Door"
Note the "91" in the door's arch.
The Union Fishhook (a few steps from this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment (a few steps from this marker); The Eye of General Warren (a few steps from this marker); Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. Included is an account of the Unit's activity on Little Round Top:
Our brigade marched up one side of Little Round Top, as the rebels charged up the other, and was thrown into line to meet them. Our regiment was ordered at the same time to move at double-quick to the right, to support Battery I, of the Fifth United States, but had barely got to the place when we were about-faced and marched back to Little Round Top, and thrown into line in front of Battery
Right Side "Door" Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. Right Side "Door"
D, of the Fifth United States, at once opening a brisk fire on the enemy's sharpshooters, who were occupying the Devil's Den and the rocks around us, and were busily at work picking off our men upon the least exposure. General Weed was here killed, as was also Captain Haslett, who commanded the battery which we were supporting. During the night the men were busy in building stone walls for their protection.
(Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
91st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
4. 91st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
91st Pennsylvania Overlook of the Valley of Death Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
5. 91st Pennsylvania Overlook of the Valley of Death
From near the monument looking west across the "Valley of Death." On the far side of Plum Run's valley is Houck's Ridge (with the Devil's Den to the south, left in this photo). To the right are a pile of boulders known as the "curious rocks" which formed a natural fortification. The 91st Pennsylvania suffered far few casualties, as a percentage of those engaged, than the units to their left. While certainly engaged, the main focus of the Confederate attacks was on the south sides of Little Round Top.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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