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

121st Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

1st Corps

 
121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
A cap, sword, and bedroll on top of the monument are draped by a flag.
Inscription.
(Front):
121st Penna. Infantry
July 1st 1863
Occupied this position the extreme left of
the Union line. July 2nd & 3rd on Cemetery Ridge.

Present at Gettysburg 11 officers 286 men.
Killed and died of wounds 20 men
Wounded 5 officers 33 men
Captured and missing 1 officer 60 men

1st Brig. 3rd Div. 1s Corps


(Left):
From
Fredericksburg
to
Appomattox

(Right):
Recruited in Philadelphia
and Venango Counties
Mustered in Sept. 1st 1862
Mustered out June 2nd 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.826′ N, 77° 15.098′ 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, 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. 80th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Circle symbol of the First Corps and the state seal of Pennsylvania.
(about 600 feet away); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery (about 700 feet away); 142d Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abner Doubleday (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Imboden's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. mile away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. mile 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. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  121st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inscription at the Base of the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Inscription at the Base of the Monument
A bronze cartridge box and belt was fixed to the base of the monument but is currently missing.
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
The right side features a bronze musket pointed upwards.
Close Up of Artwork Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Close Up of Artwork
121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument<br>Tree in Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Tree in Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed
121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument along Reynolds Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
8. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument along Reynolds Avenue
121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument<br>Tree in Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Tree in Background of Earlier Pictures Has Been Removed
Front of the 121st Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
10. Front of the 121st Pennsylvania
In the afternoon of July 1, the 121st Pennsylvania was the left most infantry regiment in the Federal lines. To their front was the sloping ground down to Willoughby Run. When Pettigrew's Confederate Brigade advanced, the 52nd North Carolina turned around the left flank of the 121st, turning the Federal lines.
 
 
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