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

2d Pennsylvania Reserves

31st Infantry

 

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps

 
2d Pennsylvania Reserves Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 2d Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
On top of the monument is the Maltese Cross of Fifth Corps. A flag is draped over the top and left side of the monument. The state coat of arms is at the base.
Inscription. (Front):
2d Pennsylvania Reserves
31st Infantry
1st Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps
Mustered in May 27 1861
Mustered out June 16 1864
Recruited at Philadelphia

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

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

(Right):
Present at Gettysburg
24 officers and 249 men
Killed and Died of wounds 9 men
Wounded 2 officers and 25 men
Captured or missing 1 man
Total enrollment 850
Killed and Died of wounds 4 officers. 82 men
Died of disease etc. 2 officers 62 men
Wounded 21 officers 176 men
Captured or missing 5 officers 48 men
Totals 32 officers 368 men
Total Casualties 400
 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location.
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
39° 47.776′ N, 77° 14.473′ 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); a different marker also named First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Frederick Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 300 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. 2d Pennsylvania Reserves / 31st 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
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
2d Pennsylvania Reserves Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 2d Pennsylvania Reserves Position
Looking across Ayres Avenue at the monument. The regiment held a line in this vicinity for most of July 3, engaging Confederate skirmishers on the west side of the Wheatfield. In the afternoon, the regiment moved forward with the Brigade and cleared the Wheatfield sector of Confederates.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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