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

11th Pennsylvania Reserves

40th Pennsylvania Infantry

 

3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps

 
11th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 11th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
One of the most distinctive monuments at Gettysburg. At the top of the monument is the state coat of arms. To either side of the front is the Maltese Cross of Fifth Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
11th. Pennsylvania Reserves
40th. Infantry
3d. Brigade 3d. Division 5th. Corps
Mustered in May 9 - July 5. 1861
Mustered out June 13 1864
Recruited in Cambria, Indiana, Butler, Fayette
Armstrong, Westmoreland, and Jefferson Counties.
Present at Gettysburg 25 officers and 367 men.
Killed 1 officer and 4 men
Wounded 2 officers and 33 men
Total enrollment 1200
Killed and died of wounds 11 officers and 185 men
Died of disease etc. 1 officer and 113 men
Wounded 19 officers 260 men
Captured or missing 31 officers 727 men
(Totals) 61 officers and 1285 men
Total casualties 1346

(Back):
July 2d. in the evening charged from
the hill in rear to this position and
held it until the afternoon of July 3rd.
when the Brigade advanced through
the woods to the front and left
driving the enemy and capturing many prisoners

Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Glendale
or New Market Cross Roads, Malvern Hill,
Groveton, 2d. Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg,
Bristoe Station, Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location.
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Above the inscription is a palm branch.
39° 47.819′ N, 77° 14.405′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Ayres Avenue and Wheatfield Road, on the left when traveling south on Ayres Avenue. Click for map. Located in the Wheatfield section of 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. 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 300 feet away); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 300 feet away); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (about 400 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 400 feet away); 61st New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Samuel Wiley Crawford (about 500 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. 11th Pennsylvania Reserves / 40th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back Inscription
11th Pennsylvania Reserves Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. 11th Pennsylvania Reserves Position
Looking from the regiment's left flank marker stone (foreground next to the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves right flank stone), back to the monument. The 11th Pennsylvania Reserves (40th Pennsylvania Infantry) was positioned along this line on the east side of the Wheatfield through much of July 3. To their right, beyond the Wheatfield Road, was the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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