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

18th Massachusetts Volunteers

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

5th Corps

 
18th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 18th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument
The Maltese Cross of Fifth Corps appears on the corners of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
18th.
Mass. Vol.s
First Brig.
First Div.
5th Corps.
"Let Us Have Peace"

(Right):
July 2, 1863.


(Left):
Little Round Top
July 3, 1863.

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 47.84′ N, 77° 14.755′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right 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 (a few steps from this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Massachusetts Infantry
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (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 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The 18th Massachusetts Infantry. Web site providing a wealth of resources about 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
3. Left Side Inscription
Stack of Arms on the Back image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Stack of Arms on the Back
18th Massachusetts Volunteers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 18th Massachusetts Volunteers Position
Looking from the right flank marker stone to the monument over Sickles Avenue. The 18th Massachusetts was held in a reserve line behind the 22nd Massachusetts, 1st Michigan, and 118th Pennsylvania of Tilton's Brigade.
18th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument in the Loop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 18th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument in the Loop
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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