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118th Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

5th Corps

 
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The Monument displays a large Maltese Cross for the Fifth Corps on the front face below the state coat of arms.
Inscription. (Front and on sides of Crown):
Corn
Exchange
118th. Penna. Infantry
1st Brigade
1st Division
5th Corps

(Left):
First Position
July 2d
July 3rd on
Big Round Top
Present at
Gettysburg 332
Killed 3 Wounded 19
Captured or missing 3

(Back):
Recruited in
Philadelphia
Mustered in
Aug. 30, 1862
Mustered out
June 1, 1865.

(Right):
Antietam to
Appomattox
Total enrollment
1500
Killed and mortally
wounded 136
Wounded 330
Captured or missing 290

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.858′ N, 77° 14.809′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling north. 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
Soldier atop the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
2. Soldier atop the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Shown from a different angle
marker. First Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 118th "Corn Exchange" Regiment at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Corn Exchange Regiment. Service history of the 118th or Corn Exchange Regiment. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
Note the corn shuck at the top flash of the monument on this side.
State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument
Statue at the Top of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Statue at the Top of the Monument
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
8. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, Left Side Panel
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
9. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, Back Panel
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
10. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Ear of corn, Closeup
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
11. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Sheaf of Wheat
118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
12. 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The monument is located about fifty yards off the "Loop." The main line of the regiment ran down the slope here to the monument. Then a refused line deployed to the right of the monument in this view.
Battlefield Congestion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
13. Battlefield Congestion
Just to the east of the marker is a cluster of flank markers. These illustrate one of the challenges to understanding the fighting on Stony Hill. On the left is the right flank marker for the 118th Pennsylvania. In the center is the right flank marker for Tilton's Brigade, with the 118th indicated as the right most unit. And on the right is the right flank marker for the 140th Pennsylvania. Clearly not all units were here at the same time, however. The 118th Pennsylvania occupied this location on July 2 from about 5:20 p.m. until withdrawn about 5:45 p.m. The 140th Pennsylvania moved into this location around 6 p.m., holding it for about an hour before forced back by the last Confederate push through the Wheatfield sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   12, 13. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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