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

5th Michigan Infantry

Third Brigade, First Division

 

—Third Corps —

 
5th Michigan Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 5th Michigan Infantry Monument
The front relief depicts an infantryman loading his musket. In the center front is the Michigan state seal.
Inscription. (Front):
5th. Mich. Inf.
Third Brigade
First Division
Third Corps

(Back):
Effective strength
July 2nd 1863
Present and on detached service
21 officers and 262 men
Total 283.
- Casualties -
Killed
2 officers 17 men,
Wounded
8 officers 78 men
Missing
4 men.
Total 109
The Regiment fought here about
4:00 o'clock p.m. July 2nd 1863
after it had been assembled
from the skirmish - line far in
advance of this position. It
moved to the support of the
2nd Corps in resisting Pickett's
charge July 3rd.

Mustered in U.S. service at Detroit Mich, August 28, 1861.
Mustered out at Jeffersonville Ind. July 5, 1865.
Total enrollment 1850 officers and men.
Killed in action: Officers 10 Men 14:
died of wounds: Officers 6 Men 75:
Died of disease: Officers 3 Men 163:
Total:398.
Engaged in 47 battles and skirmishes from Pohick Church Va. Jan. 9. 1862 to Appomattox Va. April 9, 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Michigan.
 
Location. 39° 47.831′ N, 77° 14.697′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.
Back, Upper Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back, Upper Inscription
Located near the "Loop" on Stony 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. Field Hospital of the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (here, next to this marker); 66th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Irish Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 57th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Loop or Stony Hill virtual tour by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 5th Michigan Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back, Lower Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back, Lower Inscription
5th Michigan Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. 5th Michigan Infantry Position
The monument position represents the secondary position held by the regiment after initial contact with the Confederates. As stated in the text, the 5th Michigan was deployed on a skirmish line to the southwest of the Wheatfield in Rose Woods. As the fighting evolved, the skirmish line was pulled back, and the regiment redeployed in line here on Stony Hill.
Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Skirmish Line
Looking from DeTrobriand Avenue toward the Rose Woods. The 5th Michigan deployed along Rose Run in the Rose Woods in front of, and covering the gap between the 110th Pennsylvania and 17th Maine Infantry.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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