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

98th Pennsylvania Infantry

3d Brigade, 3d Division, 6th Corps

 
 
98th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 98th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The blue Greek cross formed by by the blue tiles on the front of the monument is the symbol of the 3rd Division, Sixth Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
98th Penna. Infantry
3d Brig. 3d Div. 6th Corps
Leading the Corps in the march
from Manchester, Md.
Arrived here July 2d about 5 p.m.
immediately charged to the Wheatfield
and woods to the left.
About dark rejoined the Brigade north of
the paved road where other monument stands.
3rd Brigade.
3rd Division. 6th Corps.

(Right):
Gettysburg
July
2. 3. & 4.
1863.

(Left):
98th Regt. PaV. V.
To our
fallen
comrades.

(Back):
98th Regt.
Penna. Vet. Vols.
Organized in Phila. April 29th 1861
for 3 mo's as the 21st Reg. P.V.
Re-organized Aug. 17th 1861
for 3 years as the 98th Reg. P.V.
Re-enlisted Dec. 23d. 1863
Mustered out June 29th. 1865.
 
Erected 1885 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.627′ N, 77° 14.145′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription
, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located just north of Little Round Top 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. 121st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); 146th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Signal Corps U.S.A. (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 98th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 98th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the 98th Pennsylvania. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back Inscription
The Monument Stands on a Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. The Monument Stands on a Boulder
Standing on a boulder on the north slope of Little Round Top, the monument overlooks the upper end of the Valley of Death. This profile looks at the back and left sides of the monument.
Looking Up the Slope at the 98th Penn. and 121st N.Y. Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Looking Up the Slope at the 98th Penn. and 121st N.Y. Monuments
In afternoon of July 2 the 98th Pennsylvania moved onto a line generally parallel to the modern Sykes Avenue. The regiment was separated from the remainder of their brigade (Wheaton's / Nevin's) initially. The 121st New York moved into this same position later as dusk approached.
Advance and Repositioning image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Advance and Repositioning
Looking over the "Valley of Death" with the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Wheatfield Road in the distant center. After arriving, the 98th advanced into the valley, perhaps just to Plum Run, in support of the Pennsylvania Reserves (Third Division, Fifth Corps). Later the regiment rejoined the rest of their Brigade on the high ground to the right of the intersection. A monument there indicates the regiment's final position.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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