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20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers

 
 
20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers Monument
The diamond on the upper part of the monument is the symbol of the Third Corps.
Inscription.
20th Regt. Indiana
Volunteer Infantry.
July 2nd 1863.
———
Col. John Wheeler
Killed near by.

20th Ind.

 
Erected 1885 by State of Indiana.
 
Location. 39° 47.695′ N, 77° 14.561′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Cross Avenue and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Cross Avenue. Click for map. Located between the Devils Den and Wheatfield sections 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. 5th New Hampshire Infantry Left Flank (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th New Hampshire Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); Tenth U.S. Infantry (about 400 feet away); Seventeenth U.S. Infantry (about 400 feet away); 13th Pennsylvania Reservers (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Devil's Den. National
20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. 20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers Monument
Park service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Where they fought and died including John Wheeler memorial rock. Really good quality pictures of Devil's Den. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by LC Anchor of Round Lake, Illinois.) 

3. John Wheeler Middle School. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by LC Anchor of Round Lake, Illinois.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Wheeler Boulder Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Wheeler Boulder
Old photos show this boulder painted with the words:
Col. John Wheeler
20th Indiana Vols.
killed in action
July 2nd 1863.
Rose Woods Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Rose Woods
Looking east on Cross Avenue a few dozen yards from the monument. The 20th Indiana faced the 3rd Arkansas and part of the 1st Texas in the woods. Initially the 99th Pennsylvania was posted to the right of the 20th Indiana. When the Pennsylvanians were pulled out to support Smith's Battery at the Devil's Den, the 20th Indiana extended a thin line to the boundary of the Rose Woods and Wheatfield to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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