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

81st Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

2nd Corps

 
81st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 81st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the trefoil symbol of Second Corps. Crossed rifles and a cartridge box are over the state coat of arms.
Inscription. (Front):
81st Penna
Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div. 2nd Corps.
Fought on this line in the afternoon of July 2nd
Present at Gettysburg 175 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds 9 men
Wounded 5 officers and 40 men
Captured or missing 8 men
Total loss 62

(Left):
Recruited in Philadelphia, Carbon and
Luzerne Counties
Mustered in August 6 to October 27 1861
Re-enlisted December 23 1863
Mustered out June 29 1865

(Back):
Yorktown - Wilderness
Fair Oaks - Spotsylvania
Peach Orchard - North Anna
Savage's Station - Totopotomoy
White Oak Swamp - Cold Harbor
Glendale - Petersburg
Malvern Hill - Strawberry Plains
Antietam - Deep Bottom
Fredericksburg - Reams Station
Chancellorsville - Petersburg (Squirrel Level Road)
Gettysburg - White Oak Road
Bristoe Station - Southerland Station
Kelly's Ford - Amelia Court House
Mine Run - Farmville (Cumberland Church)
Appomattox

(Right):
Total enrollment 1620
Killed and died of wounds 17 officers and 187 men
Died of disease etc. 2 officers and 89 men
Wounded 44 officers and 516 men
Captured or missing 3 officers and 130 men
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location.
Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms
39° 47.795′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the right 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. 61st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 400 feet away); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 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. 81st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
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
81st Pennsylvania and 61st New York Monuments Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 81st Pennsylvania and 61st New York Monuments
The monuments stand along a foot trail through the Wheatfield, representing the right side of Cross' Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 98 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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