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

140th Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
140th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
On the top of the monument is a drum with a flag draped across it. The trefoil of Second Corps appears at the top of each facing.
Inscription. (Front):
140th Penna
Infantry.
3rd Brig. 1st Div. 2d corps.

The regiment engaged
the enemy on this
position late in the
afternoon of July 2d
succeeding 5th Corps
troops and holding the
right of the 1st Division
2d Corps. Supported
battery on left centre
July 3rd.

Present at Gettysburg 589 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds, 3 officers 50 men
Wounded 8 officers 120 men
Captured or missing 3 officers 57 men
Total 241.

(Left):
Recruited in
Washington, Beaver, Greene,
and Mercer Counties
Mustered in August & September 1862
Mustered out May 31st 1865.

(Back):
Chancellorsville. - Petersburg.
Gettysburg. - Strawberry Plains.
Bristoe Station. - Deep Bottom.
Mine Run. - Reams' Station.
Wilderness. - Hatcher's Run.
Spotsylvania. - Boydton Road.
North Anna. - Sutherland Station.
Totopotomy. - Sailor's Creek.
Cold Harbor. - Farmville.
Appomattox.

(Right):
Total Enrollment 1146.
Killed and died of wounds
Upper Front with State Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Upper Front with State Coat of Arms
10 officers 176 men.
Died of disease etc. 1 officer 131 men.
Wounded 18 officers 354 men.
Captured or missing 5 officers 122 men.
Total 817.

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.859′ N, 77° 14.773′ 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 marker. 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting
Lower Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Lower Front Inscription
Framing the the inscription are muskets with accouterments. At the base is a knapsack.
distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (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. 140th Pennsylvania Monuments.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Back Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Right Side Inscription
140th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
On the top of the monument is a drum with a flag draped across it. The trefoil of Second Corps appears at the top of each facing.
140th Pennsylvania Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Looking from the left flank marker stone back to the monument.
 
 
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