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

12th Massachusetts Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

1st Corps

 
12th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 12th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
12th
Mass. Vols.
2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps.

(Back):
Erected by
survivors of the
Regiment
aided by its friends
and the
State of Massachusetts
1885.

(Back Facets):
Webster 61

Bates 64

(Left): July 1, 1863.

(Right): Webster Reg't
 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 50.622′ N, 77° 14.524′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Doubleday Avenue and Robinson Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Doubleday Avenue. 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. John Cleveland Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); End of the First Day (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Close Up of the Front Base image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Close Up of the Front Base
The base displays a cartridge box, sling, and bayonet scabbard.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 16th Maine Infantry (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. 12th Massachusetts at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oak Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Note the facets on either side. Fletcher Webster organized the regiment, naming it in honor of his father Daniel Webster. Fletcher was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas. Colonel James L. Bates commanded the regiment at Gettysburg, but was wounded in the fighting.
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Left Side
Daniel Webster image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Daniel Webster
The regiment was named after Congressman Daniel Webster (1782-1852), father of the regiment's first commander.
12th Massachusetts Volunteers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. 12th Massachusetts Volunteers Position
Looking from the Oak Ridge observation tower down on the monument. The Regiment held a line along the ridge at this point. The right flank marker is beside the road on the right. The left flank marker is just around the bend in the road. Clearly these flank markers were adjusted to suit the road when placed.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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