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

90th Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

—First Corps —

 
90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
The monument takes the form of a tree trunk, with several bronze adornments.
Inscription.
Right of the First Corps
Here fought the 90th
Penna. Infantry
On the afternoon of July 1, 1863.
Killed and mortally wounded 11,
wounded 44, captured or missing
39. Total 94, of 208 engaged.
Organized at Phila. Oct. 1, 1861
Mustered out Nov. 26, 1864

90th P.V.
2nd Brig. 2nd Div.
First Corps.

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.66′ N, 77° 14.519′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Doubleday Avenue and Mummasburg Road, on the left 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. 16th Maine Infantry (a few steps from this marker); End of the First Day (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); 88th Pennsylvania Infantry
90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dave Kerr, October 5, 2012
2. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Marker
Detail of monument
(about 400 feet away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 104th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (about 500 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 90th Pennsylvania 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. 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Plaque on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Plaque on Marker
Note the circle above the plaque, the symbol of First Corps.
Knapsack with Regimental Designation Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Knapsack with Regimental Designation
The knapsack hangs from a broken tree limb, along with a musket, cartridge box, and bayonet. Note also the bronze "vines" around the monument.
State Seal on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. State Seal on Monument
The Bird's Nest Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. The Bird's Nest
Near the top of the monument is a bronze bird's nest. According to a story told by soldiers, during the fighting a nest full of baby birds was noticed on the ground, upset by the firing. A solder of a regiment returned the nest and the birds to a nook in a nearby tree. Or so the story goes.
90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 13, 2007
7. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position
The 90th Pennsylvania held a position at the north end of the First Corps line. The regiment straddled the Mumasburg Road, seen here running from left to right.
The 90th Pennsylvania Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 13, 2007
8. The 90th Pennsylvania Position
The position of the monument and regimental lines, seen from the Oak Ridge observation tower.
Left Flank Marker for the 90th Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
9. Left Flank Marker for the 90th Pennsylvania
Keeping with the theme of the larger monument, the flank marker appear as tree stumps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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