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

142d Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

1st Corps

 
142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription.
(Front):
142d
Pennsylvania
Infantry
1st Brigade
3rd Division
1st Corps

(Back Left of Cross):
Present at Gettysburg 336 Officers & Men
Killed & died of wounds 4 officers 27 men
Wounded 10 officers 100 men
Captured or missing 2 officers 68 men
Total loss 211

(Back Right of Cross):
Total enrollment 995
Total loss 809
Killed & died of wounds 7 officers & 133 men
Wounded 21 officers 409 men
Died of disease etc. 81 men
Captured or missing 2 officers 150 men

(Back of Cross):
July 1 a.m. marched from near Emmitsburg reaching this field via Willoughby Run. Formed line facing northward. Occupied this position. Changed to support artillery. Reformed here & engaged a brigade composed of then 26, 27 & 52 N.C. Infantry. In the afternoon outflanked & retired firing into a position near the Seminary here. Engaged a Brigade composed of the 1, 12, 13 & 14 S.C. Infantry. After a gallant fight again outflanked & retired to Cemetery Hill. July 2 in position at Cemetery Hill. July 3 moved half a mile to the left & exposed to the artillery fire of the enemy.

Recruited in Mercer, Westmoreland, Somerset, Union, Monroe, Pike, Fayette, Venango & Luzerne Counties.

Mustered in Aug. 1862
Mustered out May 29, 1865
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
North
142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. 142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Quite possibly the most distinctive regimental monument on the battlefield. The center pin of the cross is a circle or "full moon" the symbol of the Federal I Corps. Below it is the state seal.
Anna
Totopotomoy
Bethesda Church
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Weldon Railroad
Poplar Spring Church
Hatcher's Run
Dabney's Mill
Boydton Road
Five Forks
Appomattox

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.964′ N, 77° 15.051′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the First Day Battlefield, just south of McPherson Woods, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abner Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New York Cavalry (about 300 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Third Division (about 500 feet away); 80th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Major Gen. John F. Reynolds (about 600 feet away); Monuments and Markers (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back of Cross Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Cross
 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. A short history of the regiment. Colonel Robert P. Cummins commanding the regiment was mortally wounded on McPherson Ridge. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument (Reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. 142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument (Reverse)
142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument in the Early Morning Sun Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. 142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument in the Early Morning Sun
142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. 142d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Position of the 142nd Pennsylvania on McPherson Ridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. Position of the 142nd Pennsylvania on McPherson Ridge
Looking from the east of Reynolds Avenue to the rear of the regiment's line. The left flank marker stone is on the left of frame. In the center is a monument for Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery. To the right is the 142nd's monument next to the statue of General Doubleday. McPherson's Woods are beyond that. The regiment's right flank marker stone is next to the Doubleday statue.
The "Front" of the 142nd Pennsylvania Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
8. The "Front" of the 142nd Pennsylvania Line
Looking from the west side of Reynolds Avenue. The left flank marker stone is on the right in this view. The right flank marker stone is just visible at the lower step of the Doubleday monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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