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Company D, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

Maine Volunteers

 
 
Company D, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Company D, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Monument
Inscription.
Company D
Maine Volunteers
2nd U.S. Sharpshooters
July 2, 1863
Killed 1
Wounded 5
Missing 5

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 47.437′ N, 77° 15.007′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slyder Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the ground between South Confederate Avenue and the Devil's Den 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. Companies E and H, Second U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latham's Battery - Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Texas Brigade (approx. mile away); Benning's Brigade (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Warfield Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters.
Company D, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Company D, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Monument
Looking down the Slyder Farm Lane.
Reenactor page detailing the history of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters with special attention to Company D. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Sharpshooters Delay Hood's Advance Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Sharpshooters Delay Hood's Advance
Looking west from near the marker along Slyder Lane. The white building in the distant right center is the Snyder House, located the south end of Seminary Ridge along Emmitsburg Road. To the distant left is Warfield Ridge. Confederate General Hood's main line staged across that ridge on July 2. Several companies of U.S. Sharpshooters deployed in skirmish lines across these fields in front of the Confederates. The Sharpshooters played an important role delaying the advance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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