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

90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

1st Corps

 
90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Inscription.
90th Regiment Penn'a Vols.
of Philadelphia
2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps.
was heavily engaged July 1st 1863 on Oak
Ridge and Mummasburg Road where the
granite tree monument stands. Upon retirement
of the Corps, it was formed in line of battle
on Cemetery Hill, supporting a battery. On the
evening of July 2nd, was ordered to this
position and deployed as skirmishers, advancing
beyond the Emmitsburg Road. The Confederate
General Barksdale, who had fallen
mortally wounded in the attack upon the
3rd Corps, was found upon the field and
carried to the rear by men of this reg't. After
dark the reg't returned to Cemetery Hill.
On the 3rd it moved to the east or rear of
Cemetery Hill, in support of the 12th Corps,
engaged on Culp's Hill, then to the support
of batteries upon the brow of the hill, and
soon after, at the time of assault upon the
2nd Corps, the reg't changed position on
the double quick and joined their line
of battle at Zeigler's Grove, as indicated
the eagle monument there.

"Non-Siri-Sed-Patraie"

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.38′ N, 77° 14.099′ W. Marker is near
State Seal on Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. State Seal on Side of Monument
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. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Division (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 90th 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. 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Service history
90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
of 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, February 21, 2009
4. 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 739 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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