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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
62nd Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Brigade

— 5th Corps —
 
62nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The upper shaft is decorated with a shield and a Maltese Cross of the Fifth Corps. On the upper shelf is a pair of crossed bayonets with a kepi and cartridge box, all on top of a wreath of palms.
 
Inscription. (Front):
62nd
Pennsylvania Infantry.
2nd Brigade. 1st Division.
5th Corps.
Position occupied by the
Regiment on the evening of
July 2. 1863. After the troops
on the right had retired, and
where the Brigade had a
Bayonet contest.
Carried into Action.
Officers       26. Men 400
Killed Officers    4. Men 24
Wounded Officers  10. Men 97.
Captured or Missing  Men 40
Total Loss 175.

(Left):
Recruited
in the counties of
Allegheny, Clarion,
Armstrong, Jefferson,
and Blair.
Mustered in July 4, 1861
Mustered out July 13, 1864.
Total enrollment 1600
Killed and died of wounds
Officers 17. Men 147.
Wounded Officers 30 men. 473 men.
Died of disease men 77.
Total 744

(Right):
Yorktown.
Hanover Court House,
Mechanicsville,
Gaine's Mill,
Malvern Cliffs,
Malvern Hill,
2nd Bull Run,
Antietam,
Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville,
Upperville,
Gettysburg,
Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run,
Wilderness,
Spottsylvania,
North
 
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
 
Anna,
Totopotomy,
Bethesda Church,
Cold Harbor,
Petersburg.
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.753′ N, 77° 14.645′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of DeTrobriand Avenue and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling east on DeTrobriand Avenue. Click for map. Located in the Wheatfield 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody Wheatfield (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); 57th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Rosters and history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
 
 
State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument
 
 
62nd Pennsylvania Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry Position
The monument faces away from the Avenue, toward the Rose Woods and the stone wall on the south edge of the Wheatfield. The left flank marker is on the right of this photo. The 62nd, like much of Switzer's Brigade, were posted on the Stony Hill (in the trees in the center and right background), where the loop runs today, when deployed at around 5:30 p.m. After General Barnes, the division commander, the brigade held a line north of the Wheatfield Road. Then around 6:30 the 62nd along with the rest of the Brigade was sent forward into the Wheatfield to support Caldwell's Division of Second Corps in the later phases of the fighting.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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