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

28th Massachusetts Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
28th Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 28th Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument displays much symbolism in the artwork. The marble eagle at the top and the Federal shield represent the United States. Other sides show the trefoil of Second Corps, the Massachusetts Coat of Arms, and the harp of Ireland.
Inscription. (Around Base):
28th Mass.
2nd Brig. 1st Div.
2nd Corps.

(Front):
Faugh A Ballaugh

28th Mass. Inf'y
Vol.
Col. Richard Byrns Com.
Meagher's Irish Brig.
Col. Patrick Kelly. Com.
This regt. went into battle
July 2. 1863.
Numbering 220
officers and men.
101 of whom
were killed or wounded.

Erected by the survivors
and friends of the Regt.
to mark the spot where it
fought in defense of the
American Union.

 
Erected 1885 by Survivors and Friends of the 28th Massachusetts Regiment.
 
Location. 39° 47.845′ N, 77° 14.74′ 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 52nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription
"Faugh A Ballaugh" is Gaelic for "Clear the Way."
(a few steps from this marker); 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Massachusetts 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. 28th Massachusetts Infantry. History of the regiment. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Crossed flags. Some sources state these are the flags of the Brigade and the United States, although that is not apparent from the relief. Note the trefoil at the top.
Harp of Ireland Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Harp of Ireland
Eagle on the Top and State Coat of Arms Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Eagle on the Top and State Coat of Arms
28th Massachusetts Infantry Monument and Kelly's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 28th Massachusetts Infantry Monument and Kelly's Brigade Tablet
Looking across Sickles Avenue at the monument and tablet location. This marked the right flank of Kelly's Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 113 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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