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

6th Wisconsin Volunteers

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

1st Corps

 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Front of Monument
Note the circle or "moon" symbol of the First Corps at the top of the monument. The die depicts a knapsack over crossed rifles, with a Hardee hat on top, all surrounded by a wreath.
Inscription. (Front):
6th Wis. Vol.
1st Brigade,
1st Division,
1st Corps.
—————
July 1, 1863.
Iron Brigade

(Left):
In the charge made on this R.R. cut
the 2nd Miss. Regt. officers,
men and battle flag
surrendered to the 6th Wis.
Loss in the 6th Regt.
Killed ————— 30.
Wounded ———— 116.
Missing ————22.
Aggregate ——— 168.

(Right):
On July 2. & 3. this Regt. lay on Culp's
Hill on the evening of the 2. it move
to the support of Greenes Brigade and
assisted to repulse Johnson's Division.
Number who lost their lives in battle,
in the 6th Wis. Regt. during the war
Killed ————— 163,
Died of Wounds ——— 71,
Total ———— 234.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 39° 50.243′ N, 77° 14.889′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the Second Railroad Cut in Gettysburg National
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
The die on this side depicts an eagle atop crossed flags.
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. 95th New York Infantry (here, next to this marker); 14th Regiment New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Illinois Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 147th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trapped in the Cut (about 300 feet away); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (about 300 feet 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. 6th Wisconsin at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Letters of Lt. Col. Rufus Dawes. Set of letters from the Lt. Col. of the 6th Wisconsin written during the Gettysburg Campaign. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 6th Wisconsin Regiment Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
The die on this side shows the state seal.
Iron Brigade Symbol on Top of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Iron Brigade Symbol on Top of Monument
6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument
6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument
6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument<br>Iron Brigade Cross image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument
Iron Brigade Cross
The 95th N.Y. and 6th Wisconsin Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
8. The 95th N.Y. and 6th Wisconsin Monuments
Monuments on the east side of Reynolds Avenue seen from the bridge over the railroad.
6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument (Right)<br>Railroad Cut in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument (Right)
Railroad Cut in Background
6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
10. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument (Right)
The 6th Wisconsin at the Railroad Bed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
11. The 6th Wisconsin at the Railroad Bed
Looking from Reynolds Avenue at the railroad. The 6th Wisconsin's left flank marker is beside that of the 95th New York on the left of this photo. The 6th Wisconsin's right flank marker is inside the brush beside the railroad on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 155 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   11. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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