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

13th Massachusetts Volunteers

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

1st Corps

 
13th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 13th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument
The figure on top of the monument is Color-Sergent Roland Morris. The monument stands on the spot where Morris was mortally wounded by a Confederate skirmisher's bullet.
Inscription. (Front):
13th
Mass. Vols.

(Back):
13th Mass. Vol's
1st Brig - 2nd Div - 1st Corps
July 1st 1863

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 50.568′ N, 77° 14.47′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Robinson Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Oak Ridge section of 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. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (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); 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away); 97th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 12th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oak Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Back of Monument
 

2. A History of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
13th Massachusetts on a Refuse Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. 13th Massachusetts on a Refuse Line
Looking on Robinson Avenue to the south at the monument. When Paul's Brigade first came on line, the 104th New York and 13th Massachusetts were placed on an extended "refuse" on the east side of Oak Ridge. The 13th was the right most unit of the line at that point, and linked in with the Eleventh Corps, which was then moving up from Gettysburg. The skirmish line of the 45th New York, of Schimmelfenning's Brigade from the Eleventh Corps based their left flank on the Mummasburg Road (behind the camera). A nearby position marker for the 45th New York indicates that unit's position.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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