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99th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
1. 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The symbolism of the monument manifests in the shapes used in the monument's composition. A four faceted diamond is perched atop a similarly four sided "keystone" - symbols of the Third Corps and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, respectively.
Inscription. (Around the Upper step):
99th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Brigade
1st Division
3rd Corps

(Front):
Fought on this line in the
afternoon of July 2nd
Present at Gettysburg
339 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds
1 officer and 24 men
Wounded 4 officers
and 70 men
Captured or missing
11 men
Total 110

(Left):
Recruited in Phila and
Lancaster Counties
Mustered in July 21 1861
To January 18 1862
Re-enlisted January 1864
Mustered out July 1 1865
Total enrollment 2140

(Back):
Killed and died of wounds
9 officers and 115 men
Died of disease & c
1 officer and 116 men
Wounded 27 officers and 337 men
Captured or missing
2 officers and 153 men
Total 760

(Right):
2nd
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Note the state seal on the front of the monument.
Bull Run - North Anna
Chantilly - Totopotomy
White's Ford - Cold Harbor
Fredericksburg - Petersburg
Chancellorsville - Strawberry Plains
Gettysburg - Deep Bottom
Wapping Heights - Poplar Springs
Auburn - Boydton Road
Kelly's Ford - Hatcher's Run
Mine Run - Petersburg Watkins' House
Wilderness - Amelia Springs
Spotsylvania - Appomattox

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.542′ N, 77° 14.536′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Devils Den section 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
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
walking distance of this marker. Smith's New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Attack on Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. An earlier 99th Pennsylvania monument which was dedicated here in 1886 was moved to near the Angle on Cemetery Ridge in 1889 to make way for this monument. See related markers.
 
Related markers.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 99th Pennsylvania Monuments at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Devil's Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument and Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
6. 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument and Position Marker
Unlike other regiments, the position marker in the foreground here for the 99th Pennsylvania here does not indicate a "left" or "right" flank. This stone is actually a good reference point for the "objective" of the 99th Pennsylvania on the top of the Devil's Den at around 5 p.m. on July 2nd.
The 99th Pennsylvania Repositions to the Devil's Den image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
7. The 99th Pennsylvania Repositions to the Devil's Den
Looking north up the Valley of Death from the Devil's Den, with modern Crawford Avenue passing to the right. The 99th Pennsylvania was initially posted to the right flank of Ward's line, close to the intersection of modern Ayres and Sickles Avenues. As the threat to the Devil's Den developed, Ward ordered the 99th to move through the valley into position to reinforce the 4th Maine. Going into action, 99th wheeled across the foreground here and helped recapture the crest of the Devil's Den. However the success was short lived, and as the Confederate pressure grew, the 99th and the rest of Ward's Brigade were forced off the Devil's Den.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 102 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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