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

115th Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

3rd Corps

 
115th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 115th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The monument is topped by a perched eagle. The diamond symbol of the Third Corps appears on each side.
Inscription. (Front):
July 2nd this Regiment
detached from the
Brigade engaged the
enemy here at 4:30 p.m.
July 3rd in position
with Division on left
centre of the line
present at Gettysburg 182.
Killed 3. Wounded 18.
Missing 3.

115th Pennsylvania
Infantry
3rd Brigade
2nd Division. 3rd Corps

(Right):
Recruited at
Philadelphia,
Mustered in,
January 28, 1862.
Consolidated
with the 110th
Pennsylvania Infantry.
June 22. 1864.

(Left):
Malvern Hill 2nd
Bristoe Station
Groveton
Bull Run 2nd
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run
Wilderness
Spottsylvania
North Anna
Totopotomy
Cold Harbor
Petersburg

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.748′ N, 77° 14.68′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on DeTrobriand Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Wheatfield
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
With the state coat of arms.
at 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. 17th Maine Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Jed. Chapman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 115th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
115th Pennsylvania Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 115th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Looking from near the right flank marker stone (foreground) toward the monument. The left flank stone is just beyond the monument beside the road. The marker stones represent the initial position of the regiment. By 5:30 the regiment was placed forward along the stone wall on the south edge of the wheatfield, about 40 yards forward of this line.
The Stone Wall on the South Edge of the Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. The Stone Wall on the South Edge of the Wheatfield
Section of the stone wall seen from the base of the 17th Maine Monument. The 115th Pennsylvania Monument is just to the right of the road. The Pennsylvanians dressed to the right of the Maine regiment during the early phases of the fighting in this sector. At roughly 5:40, the Pennsylvanians retired, and their line was covered by an extended 17th Maine.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 149 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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