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

12th Massachusetts

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

1st Corps

 
12th Massachusetts Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 12th Massachusetts Position Marker
In the center of the marker is a circle or "moon," the symbol of the First Corps.
Inscription.
July 2, 1863
12th Massachusetts
(Webster) Reg't.
2nd. Brig. 2nd. Div. 1st Corps.

 
Erected 1885.
 
Location. 39° 48.401′ N, 77° 14.105′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Humphreys Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. Click for map. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota (here, next to this marker); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (a few steps from this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Memorial (about 300 feet away); Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
12th Massachusetts Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 12th Massachusetts Position Marker
The marker is located next to the 1st Minnesota Infantry Monument. The 12th Massachusetts was one of several 1st Corps units rushed to this sector of the battlefield to shore up the lines. The 1st Minnesota made a desperate charge to gain time for these reinforcements to arrive.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 12th Massachusetts at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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