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

83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps

 
 
83rd. Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 83rd. Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The statue atop the monument is not supposed to, but probably depicts Col. Strong Vincent drawing his saber. Note the Maltese cross of the Fifth Corps on the monument's front, above the state seal.

Pennsylvania regimental monuments were, by the preference of the governing board at the time, not supposed have likenesses of their commanders. Such statuary was reserved for individual monuments. Officially, the officer drawing the sword simply looks a lot like Vincent, but could be any of the regiment's officers.
Inscription. (Front):
The Brigade was hurried to
Little Round Top about 5 p.m.
of July 2d. This Regiment taking
position in front of this monument
and repulsing several desperate charges
of the enemy after which this Regiment
assisted in driving the enemy beyond,
and in taking possession of Big Round Top.
On the morning of the 3rd, rejoined the
Brigade on the left centre.

Present at Gettysburg 308 officers and men.
Killed 1 officer and 9 men.
Wounded 3 officers and 42 men.

83rd. Penna. Infantry
3rd. Brigade, 1st. Division, 5th. Corps.

(Left):
Recruited in
the Counties of
Erie, Crawford,
and Forest.
Mustered in
September 13th. 1861.
Re-enlisted
December 27th. 1863.
Mustered out
June 28th. 1865.

(Right):
Total Enrollment
2270
Killed and died
of wounds
11 officers, 267 men
Died of disease, etc.
2 officers, 150 men
Wounded 29 officers, 485 men
Total 944.

(Back):
Yorktown,
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Hanover Court House,
Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill,
Malvern Cliffs, Malvern Hill,
2d Bull Run, Antietam,
Shepherdstown Ford, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Middleburg,
Gettysburg, Jones' Cross Roads,
Wapping Heights, Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomoy,
Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor,
Petersburg, Weldon Railroad,
Peebles' Farm, Hatcher's Run,
Dabney's Mill, Boyoton Road, Five Forks,
Appomattox.

 
Erected 1899 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.414′ N, 77° 14.219′ 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 Tenacious 20th Maine (within shouting
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
distance of this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hold The Ground At All Hazards" (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Breastworks (about 300 feet away); 12th and 44th New York Infantry (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. 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. Col. Vincent was originally
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
commissioned with the 83rd. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Back of Monument
Statue of Col. Vincent Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Statue of Col. Vincent
Looking from the Left Flank Marker Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Looking from the Left Flank Marker Stone
The 83rd defended a line from the south corner of Little Round Top, linking loosely to the 20th Maine on the left and the 44th New York on the right. The 4th Alabama's advance came right into the 83rd Pennsylvania's line.
The South Slopes of Little Round Top Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. The South Slopes of Little Round Top
Looking down over the rock breastworks of Little Round Top, with the intersection of Warren and Sykes Avenues in the upper left corner of the photo. Many of the breastworks here were constructed after the 83rd Pennsylvania repulsed the Confederate attacks.
83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2002
9. 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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