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

5th New Hampshire Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
5th New Hampshire Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 5th New Hampshire Infantry Monument
The front plaque has a stylized regiment designation - 5 NH. The monument is certainly unique. Three boulders with an eight sided center. Another boulder crowns the monument.
Inscription. (Text Displayed on Plaques, presented counterclockwise)
(First Plaque):
Here July 2, 1863, from 5 p.m. till 7
the 5th N.H. Vols. stood and fought.
Total engaged 182.
Killed or mortally wounded 31.
Total killed and wounded 81.

(Second Plaque):
Killed or Mortally Wounded
2nd Lieut. Ruel G. Austin.
Sergeant Oscar D. Allen.
Sergeant Samuel Dolbear.
Sergeant Charles H. Phelps.
Sergeant William B. Welch.
Corporal Charles F. Burrell.
Corporal Edwin B. Gilley.

(Third Plaque):
Corporal George H. Hackett.
Corporal Warren M. Parker.
Corporal George W. Sylvester.
Corporal Edward G.F. Stinson.
Corporal Joseph Tricky.
Private Byron Bennett.
Private Horace Bolio.
Private Joseph Bond Jr.

(Fourth Plaque):
Private George H. Bucknam.
Private
First Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. First Plaque
James Burns.
Private Joseph Craig.
Private Charles A. Damon.
Private Lucius Feeney.
Private Andrew J. Foss.
Private Samuel R. Green.
Private Charles Kimball.

(Fifth Plaque):
Private George W. Kimball.
Private Charles A. Lovejoy.
Private Nathan B. Osmer.
Private Eliph B. Stevens.
Private Roland Taylor.
Private Nathan B. Thompson.
Private Otis Thompson.

(Sixth Plaque):
The State of New Hampshire
erected this monument
July 2nd 1886
to commemorate the valor of her sons

(Seventh Plaque):
On this spot fell mortally wounded
Edward E. Cross, Col. 5th N.H. Vols.
Comdg. 1st. Brigade, 1st. Division, 2nd Corps.
July 2nd, 1863.

 
Erected 1886 by State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 39° 
Second Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Second Plaque
47.702′ N, 77° 14.513′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Ayres Avenue and Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Ayres Avenue. Click for map. Located off near the Wheatfield, on Houck's Ridge, 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. Seventh U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th New Hampshire Infantry Left Flank (within shouting distance of this marker); Tenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Pennsylvania Reservers (within shouting
Third Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Third Plaque
distance of this marker); Eleventh U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Second 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. History of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry. History of the regiment. (Submitted on January 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fourth Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Fourth Plaque
Fifth Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Fifth Plaque
Sixth Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Sixth Plaque
Seventh Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. Seventh Plaque
Inscription on the Top Boulder Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
9. Inscription on the Top Boulder
Indicating 1st Brigade, 1st Division, with the trefoil of 2nd Corps in the middle.
Boulder at the Opposite Corner of the Intersection Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
10. Boulder at the Opposite Corner of the Intersection
According to some guide books, this rock formation on the northwest corner of the intersection of Ayres and Sickles Avenues was used by the Confederate who shot Col. Cross.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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