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

56th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

1st Corps

 
56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
56th
Penna. Infantry.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division.
1st Corps.
The Regiment here delivered the opening fire of the infantry in the Battle of Gettysburg in the forenoon of July 1st, 1863.
July 2nd and 3rd occupied position on Culp's Hill as indicated by stone markers.

(Left):
Went into action with 252 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds 17
Wounded 58
Captured or missing 55
Total 130.
Recruited in the Counties of Centre, Indiana, Luzerne, Philadelphia, Susquehanna, and Wayne.
Mustered in October 16th, 1861.
Mustered out July 1st, 1865.

(Right):
Rappahannock Station - Wilderness
Sulphur Springs - Spotsylvania
Gainesville - North Anna
Groveton - Tolopotomoy
2d. Bull Run - Bethesda Church
South Mountain - Cold Harbor
Antietam - Petersburg
Union - Weldon R.R.
Upperville - Polar Spring Church
Fredericksburg - Hatchers Run
Pollock's Mill - Dabney's Mill
Chancellorsville - Boydton Road
Brandy Station - White Oak Road
Gettysburg - Five Forks
Mine Run - Appomattox

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.337′ N, 77° 14.837′ W. Marker is near
Upper Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Upper Front of Monument
The Pennsylvania coat of arms is incorporated below the unit designation.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located north of the Second Railroad Cut 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. M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Trapped in the Cut (about 300 feet away); 147th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 76th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lower Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Lower Front of Monument
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
Stand of Rifles and Flag atop the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Stand of Rifles and Flag atop the Monument
56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
8. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
56th Pennsylvania Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
9. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
The flank markers for the regiment stand along Reynolds Avenue. However, the regiment's position for most of the fighting was on Oak Ridge, to the east (right) of this view, in the wood line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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