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

13th Pennsylvania Reservers

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

5th Corps

 
13th Pennsylvania Reservers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 13th Pennsylvania Reservers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Bucktails

(Right):
13th Pennsylvania Reservers
(1st Rifles) 42d Infantry
1st Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps
Mustered in May 28 - June 11 1861
Mustered out June 11 1864
Recruited in Tioga, Perry, Cameron, Warren, Carbon,
Elk, Chester, McLean and Clearfield Counties
Present at Gettysburg 30 officers and 319 men
Killed and died of wounds 2 officers and 9 men
Wounded 8 officers and 27 men
Captured or missing 2 men

Total enrollment 1200
Killed and died of wounds 11 officers and 151 men
Died of disease etc. 1 officer and 92 men
Wounded 29 officers and 395 men
Captured or missing 12 officers and 243 men
Total casualties 934

(Left):
Dranesville, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson,
Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Mechanicsville, Ganes' Mill, Glendale or New Market Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Catlett's Station, Groveton, 2d Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church

July 2d in the evening charged from the hill in rear to this position and held it until the afternoon of July 3d when the Brigade advanced through the woods to the front and left driving the enemy and capturing many prisoners.
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Right Side Plaque

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.714′ N, 77° 14.481′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located off a loop in Ayres Avenue near the Wheatfield and Day's Hill, 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. Second Brigade (here, next to this marker); Seventh U.S. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Frederick Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Service history of the regiment. The regiment was known at different
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side Plaque
times (and at the same time!) as the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, and the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles. (Submitted on January 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument
Maltese Cross on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Maltese Cross on Back of Monument
The cross is the symbol of the Fifth Corps.
13th Pennsylvania Reservers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 13th Pennsylvania Reservers Monument
In front of the monument is the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Fifth Corps Tablet. The left flank marker stone for the 13th Pennsylvania stands beside the road in the right foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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