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

6th Pennsylvania Reserves

35th Pennsylvania Infantry

 

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps

 
6th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 6th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
Inscription. (Front):
6th Pennsylvania
Reserves
35th Infantry
1st Brigade 3d Division
5th Corps

(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

Dranesville, Peninsula Campaign,
Groveton, 2d Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg,
Bristoe Station, Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church

(Back):
Recruited in Bradford,
Columbia, Dauphin, Tioga,
Susquehanna, Snyder,
Wayne and
Montgomery Counties

Total enrollment 1050
Killed and died of wounds 2 officers 107 men
Died of disease etc. 72 men
Wounded 19 officers 286 men
Captured or missing 2 officers 61 men
(Totals): Officers 23 men 526
Total casualties 549

(Right):
Mustered in
May 28 - June 11 1861
Mustered
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Above the inscription is an inset Maltese Cross, the symbol of Fifth Corps.
out
June 11 1864

Present at Gettysburg
25 officers and 355 men
Killed and died of wounds 3 men
Wounded 1 officer and 20 men

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.868′ N, 77° 14.383′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Wheatfield Road. Click for map. Located north 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. 11th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Col. Henry C. Merwin (about 300 feet away); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 600 feet away); 3rd Massachusetts Battery
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
(about 600 feet away); 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); Third Brigade (about 700 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. 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. State Coat of Arms on Front of Monument
Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. Rock Wall
On July 3, the 6th Pennsylvania was deployed on line, advanced at an angle, facing the north side of the Wheatfield. This view looks down that line, to the southeast, toward the main Federal lines on Little Round Top (in the background).
Right Flank of the 6th Reserves image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
8. Right Flank of the 6th Reserves
Looking from the base of the monument to the northwest. The regiment's line ran along a rock wall extending along the banks of Plum Run.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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