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

Brevet Major General Samuel Zook

 
 
Close Up of Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Close Up of Inscription
The trefoil of Second Corps appears in the upper part of the inscription.
Inscription.
To the memory of
Samuel
Kosciusko Zook.
Brevet Major
General U.S. Vols.
Who fell mortally
wounded. at or near
this spot. while
gallantly leading
his brigade in battle
July 2nd 1863.
Erected by Gen. Zook
Post. No 11 G.A.R.
of Norristown, Pa.
July 25th. 1882.

 
Erected 1882 by General Zook Post, No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 39° 47.905′ N, 77° 14.553′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the north edge of the Wheatfield 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. Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Position of 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 500 feet away); 61st New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 600 feet away); First Division
Brevet Major General Samuel Zook Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Brevet Major General Samuel Zook Marker
(about 700 feet away); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); 57th New York Infantry (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Brigadier General Samuel Zook. A short biography of the general. Zook was known as a firm disciplinarian but was liked by his men. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brigadier General Samuel Zook image, Click for more information
3. Brigadier General Samuel Zook
Before the war Zook worked in telegraphy, but was very active in the New York Militia. During the first half of the war, Zook served with distinction and earned the promotion to Brigadier General.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Digital ID: cwpb 07291)
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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