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

53rd Pennsylvania Infantry

4th Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
53rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Each side of the monument displays the trefoil of the Second Corps above the inscription panels.
Inscription. (Front):
53rd
Pennsylvania Infantry,
4th Brigade, 1st Division,
2nd Corps.

July 2. About 5 p.m. the regiment deployed with the Brigade on the northerly side of, and charged through, the Wheatfield, driving the enemy, and continuing the advance to this position, holding it until ordered to retire.

July 3. In position with Division on left centre, carried into action 135 officers and men.

Killed. Men 7
Wounded Officers 11, men 56
Captured or missing 6
Total 80.

(Left):
Recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Chester, Huntingdon, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Union, Carbon, Luzerne, Potter, Juniata, Northumberland, and Westmoreland.

Mustered in, November 7, 1881.
Re-enlisted, December 22, 1863.
Mustered out, June 30, 1865.
Total enrollment, 2080.
Killed and died of wounds, officers 4, men 196.
Wounded, officers 31, men 506.
Captured or missing, officers 3. Men 163.
Total 903.

(Right):
Yorktown, Peach Orchard, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Britstoe Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Reams' Station, Hatcher's Run, South Side R.R., Farmville,
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Appomattox.
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.711′ N, 77° 14.819′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Brooke Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Rose Woods 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. Fourth Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position (a few steps from this marker); Semmes's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 145th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (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 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Pennsylvania Coat of Arms on Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Pennsylvania Coat of Arms on Front
Statue on Top of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Statue on Top of the Monument
The soldier is depicted in his winter uniform with overcoat.
53rd Pennsylvania Battle Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. 53rd Pennsylvania Battle Line
Looking at the monument from across the road. The left flank marker stone stands beside Brooke's Brigade tablet on the right. The right flank stone is on the left in this view. Note how the ground slopes down to Rose Run behind the monument. The slope and rocky outcroppings afforded the 53rd and other elements in Brooke's Brigade a natural defensive position. Unfortunately its flanks were unprotected.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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