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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
30th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Pennsylvania Reserves

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps
 
30th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
 
Inscription. (Around Top Crown)
30th Infantry
1st Pennsylvania Reserves

(Around Lower Step):
1st Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps
Co. K Recruited at Gettysburg

(Front):
Present at Gettysburg
26 officers & 418 men
Killed & died of wounds 13 men
Wounded 3 officers 30 men
Total enrollment 1100
Killed & died of wounds
6 officers 102 men
Died of disease etc. 2 officers 65 men
Wounded 16 officers 311 men
Captured or missing 3 officers 83 men
(Total) 27 officers and 561 men
Total casualties 588

(Left):
Mustered in May 30
June 10 1861
Mustered out June 13 1864
Recruited in Chester,
Lancaster, Delaware,
York, Cumberland
and Adams Counties
Co K recruited at Gettysburg

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

(Right):
Mechanicsville, Gainesville,
Glendale or New Market
Cross
 
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription
 
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. 39° 47.799′ N, 77° 14.437′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the left when traveling south. 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 400 feet away); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 61st New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves / 30th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back Inscription
 
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Side Inscription
 
 
Upper Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Upper Front of Monument
 
 
Upper Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Upper Back Inscription
 
 
Lower Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. Lower Front Inscription
 
 
State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
9. State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument
 
 
30th Pennsylvania Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
10. 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Looking down Ayres Avenue at the Monument. The regiment held a line here for most of July 3, before advancing into the Wheatfield late in the afternoon. Depending on how one interprets the first hand accounts, the Pennsylvanians drove the Confederates out, or pursued them as they withdrew on their own.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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