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

88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

1st Corps

 
88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker
Inscription. (Top):
Held this position
from the evening of
July 2nd 1863
until the morning of July 3rd
the principal monument is erected on
Oak Ridge the scene of the First Day's Battle

(Front):
88 Pa. Vol.
2nd Brigade
2nd Division
1st Corps
Erected by survivors
August 27, 1883.

 
Erected 1883 by Survivors of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
 
Location. 39° 48.389′ N, 77° 14.103′ 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. First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); 12th Massachusetts (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery
88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Pennsylvania Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The 88th Pennsylvania 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. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers. More information about the regiment. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baxter's Brigade Skirmishers - Evening of July 2 Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
3. Baxter's Brigade Skirmishers - Evening of July 2
Looking west at the upper end Plum Run Valley from the monument location. The 88th and 90th Pennsylvania advanced a skirmish line forward after the repulse of Barksdale's Brigade. The advance was largely uneventful and only briefly mentioned in the official reports.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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