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

91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment

(Hazlett and Weed Memorial)

 
 
91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Monument
The is monument originally stood near the point the current 91st Pennsylvania Monument stands. It was relocated in 1889 and rededicated at this spot. According to the members of the regiment, the rock the monument currently stands upon was the spot where Hazlett and Weed were both mortally wounded.
Inscription.
91.
P.V.V.
Reg.
Position
July 2 ,3, 4, 1863.
Erected by the 91 Reg P.V. in memory of Brig. Gen. Weed 3 Brig. 2 Div. 5 A.C. and Lt. Chs. E. Hazlett 5th U.S. Arty. who fell at this spot July 2, 1863.
 
Erected by Veterans of the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
 
Location. 39° 47.524′ N, 77° 14.197′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Valley of Death (a few steps from this marker); The Union Fishhook (a few steps from this marker); The Eye of General Warren (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Signal Corps U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Monument
The right most gun representing Hazlett's Battery (a 3-inch Parrott Rifle) is next to the monument.
 Little Round Top. A National Park Service virtual tour. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Hazlett and Weed
Hazlett, commanding Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery arrived on Little Round Top just minutes before the Confederates began assaulting the Federal position. As Federal infantry reinforced the position, one of the brigades arriving was commanded by Brig. Gen. Stephen Weed, a friend of Hazlett's. As the fighting intensified, Weed was mortally wounded by musket fire. As he leaned over to Weed, Hazlett was shot in the head. The incident apparently left a lasting impression on the veterans of the 91st Pennsylvania.
    — Submitted January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rock Carvings Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Rock Carvings
The rock on which the monument was mounted (following the 1889 relocation), bears an inscription. Weathering makes the words difficult to make out. Secondary sources state:
C.E. Hazlett Fell Com'g Batt'y D U.S. Art'y in battle July 2nd 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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