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

16th Maine Infantry

1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps

 
 
16th Maine Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 16th Maine Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Position held July 1, 1863,
at 4 o'clock, p.m., by the
16th Maine Infantry.
1st Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps,
while the rest of the division was
retiring, the regiment having moved
from the position at the left where
its monument stands, under orders
to hold this position at any cost.
It lost on this field,
killed 11, wounded 62, captured 159
out of 275 engaged.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 50.673′ 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 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. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); End of the First Day (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Cleveland Robinson (about 400 feet away);
16th Maine Infantry Stand Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. 16th Maine Infantry Stand
The 16th Maine stood on a refuse line across the crest of Oak Ridge at around 4 p.m. on July 1. The position is indicated by both left and right flank markers in addition to the position marker. The left flank marker is in the foreground here on the near side of Doubleday Avenue. The right flank marker is seen just beyond the position marker on the other side of the road.
88th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 104th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 45th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th Maine Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. 16th Maine Infantry Monument
16th Maine Infantry Flank Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. 16th Maine Infantry Flank Marker
Right Flank Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Right Flank Marker
The 16th Maine's flank markers for this position carry a date and time, in addition to the normal unit designations.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016.
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