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

155th Pennsylvania Volunteers

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps

 
 
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Front of Monument
Note the state seal at the top and the Maltese cross of the Fifth Corps in the center.
Inscription. (Front):
155th Pa. Vols.
Position occuped
July 2d. 3d. & 4th. 1863.
Organized at Pittsburg
Sept. 2nd. 1862.
Mustered out of service
June 6th. 1865.

(Left):
3rd Brigade
Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg,
Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run, Wilderness,
Laurel Hill,
Spottsylvania,
North Anna River,
Tolopotomy

(Back):
2nd Division
Engaged in 33 battles
Killed in action - 134.
Wounded 350.
Died of disease
and wounds - 167.
This pedestal
Erected by Survivors
1886.

(Right):
5th corps
Bethesda Church,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Weldon R.R., Peebles' Farm,
Hatchers Run
Boydton Plank Road,
Quaker Road,
White Oak Road,
Five Forks, Sailors Creek,
Appomattox

 
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers, State of Pennsylvania.
 
Location.
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
39° 47.576′ N, 77° 14.191′ 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. 146th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); Signal Corps U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eye of General Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fishhook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Valley of Death (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. When first dedicated, this monument was simply a pedestal,
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back Inscription
paid for by the veterans. Later Pennsylvania offered money to the veterans organizations for monuments at Gettysburg. The survivors of the 155th opted to have a statue placed atop their pedestal. The addition was dedicated in 1889.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Under the Maltese Cross. Chapter discussing the Regiment's actions at Gettysburg from a history of the Regiment. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
155th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Looking from the boulders near the Warren Statue. On top of the 155th Pennsylvania Monument is the figure of a Zouave loading his musket. This statue was not part of the original monument. When state funds were applied, the figure was added in 1889. The figure looks to the back of the monument, in the direction the Regiment faced during the battle. The left flank marker stone for the regiment stands just to the left of the monument (the white colored column near the boulders).
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Back of Monument
The Zouave in Profile Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. The Zouave in Profile
The figure was modeled after Samuel W. Hill, a veteran of the Regiment.
View from the Right Flank of the 155th Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. View from the Right Flank of the 155th Pennsylvania
The right flank marker stone for the Regiment is near the Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery monument, down the north side of Little Round Top. The Zouave figure can just be seen above the boulders to the left.
155th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Santarelli, October 28, 2008
9. 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then and 122 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 Santarelli of Glenside, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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