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

32nd Massachusetts Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

5th Corps

 
32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument is fashioned in the form of a tent. On the side facing the road is the inscription. In the center is a Maltese Cross of the Fifth Corps.
Inscription.
Here the
32nd Massachusetts Infy.
2nd Brig. 1st. Div. 5th A.C.
withstood an attack of the enemy
about 5 o'clock p.m. July 2, 1863

Withdrawn here, it fought again in the
Wheatfield
Lost in both actions
killed and wounded
79 out of 227 officers and men

 
Erected 1895 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 47.819′ N, 77° 14.758′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located at 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. 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 110th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry
Main Panel Inscription - First Part Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
2. Main Panel Inscription - First Part
(within shouting distance of this marker); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second 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 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. NRHP Listing. This monument is listed as a contributing structure for the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District. This link is the narrative for this monument. (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Main Panel Inscription - Second Part Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
3. Main Panel Inscription - Second Part
The "Front" of the Tent Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. The "Front" of the Tent
A canteen hangs from the front post. Beyond the trees around the monument is the south end of the Wheatfield.
32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument
Looking from Sickles Avenue at the monument. The 110th Pennsylvania Monument stands in the distance in the south end of the Wheatfield.
Left Flank of the 32nd Massachusetts Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Left Flank of the 32nd Massachusetts
Looking from the left flank marker stone back toward the monument and the road beyond. The 32nd occupied a line on the west slope of Stony Hill until ordered to withdraw with the rest of its brigade.
32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
7. 32nd Massachusetts Infantry Monument
Taken from a different angle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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