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

88th Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps

 
 
88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker
Inscription. (Top):
On the
afternoon of
July 1st 1863
the Regiment charged to this point
capturing two battle flags and
a number of prisoners

(Front):
88 Pa. Vol.
2nd Brigade
2nd Division
1st Corps
Erected by survivors
August 27, 1883.

 
Erected 1883 by Survivors of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
 
Location. 39° 50.615′ N, 77° 14.575′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the Oak Ridge section 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. 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); John Cleveland Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (about 300 feet away); End of the First Day (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade
Forney Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Forney Field
At the time of the battle, this field was part of the John Forney Farm. The small Confederate flag beside the marker indicates one of the many "Iversons Pits" in the field. Dead Confederates from the fighting were buried in long burial trenches after the battle. The remains were relocated to cemeteries in the south in the 1870s.
(about 400 feet away); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 104th New York Infantry (about 400 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. The 88th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Oak Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of the 88th Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Advance of the 88th Pennsylvania
Looking east from the marker location toward the main regimental monument. The 88th Pennsylvania was one of the regiments that wheeled forward into Forney's fields to repulse Iverson's Brigade.
Forney Field as Seen from the Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Forney Field as Seen from the Observation Tower
Looking from the Oak Ridge observation tower, the marker is easily seen in the field. Recently the trees here were cleared to restore the wartime appearance of this sector of the field. Clear in this view is the dip in the ground which placed the advancing Confederates at a disadvantage. Federal fires from the crest of the ridge (to the left of this view) caught Iverson's Brigade on the flanks, exposed down the natural draws of the ground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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