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

9th Pennsylvania Reserves

(38th Pennsylvania Infantry)

 

3d Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps

 
9th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
The soldier is depicted paying respects to fallen comrades. Note the Maltese cross of the Fifth Corp on the soldier's kepi and to the right of the soldier. The state seal is on a plaque below the relief.
Inscription. (Front):
9th Penna. Reserves
(38th Penna. Infantry)
3d Brig. 3d Div. 5th Corps

(Back):
The Regiment arrived on the field July 2nd about 5 p.m. with 377 officers and men and soon after moved to this position and held it until the close of the battle with a loss of five wounded.

Recruited in the counties of Alleghany, Beaver and Crawford.

Mustered in State Service April & May 1861. Mustered in U.S. Service July 258th 1861. Mustered out May 12th 1864.

Total enrollment 1090.
Killed and died of wounds 6 Officers 108 men.
Died of disease 1 officer 53 men.
Wounded 10 officers 294 men.
Captured or missing 2 officers and 98 men.
Total loss 572.

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Malvern Hill - Gettysburg
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Grovetown - Mine Run
 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.381′ N, 77° 14.23′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Sykes Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Warren Avenue. Click for map.
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Monument
Located between Little and Big Round Tops 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. Law's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Maine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tenacious 20th Maine (about 400 feet away); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 400 feet away); "Hold The Ground At All Hazards" (about 400 feet away); Third Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 9th Pennsylvania Reserves / 38th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Monument Seen from Warren Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Monument Seen from Warren Avenue
Left Flank of the 38th Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Left Flank of the 38th Pennsylvania
Looking north from the left flank marker stone, along the stone wall which the regiment used during the battle. Warren Avenue (not there at the time of the battle) bisects the line.
Right Flank of the 38th Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Flank of the 38th Pennsylvania
Looking south from the right flank marker stone. The right flank marker is on the north side of Warren Avenue, along with the monument. The 38th Pennsylvania was ordered to clear the Confederates from between the round tops. Having done so, the Pennsylvanians built breastworks out of the rocks and stones.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 99 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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