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93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

Third Brigade, Third Division

 

—Sixth Corps —

 
93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
The blue Greek cross was the symbol of Third Division, Sixth Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
3rd Brig.
93rd Reg't Pa Vols
July 2nd and 3rd 1884

Erected by
the surviving members
of the Regiment
Oct. 30th 1864.

(Back):
93. Regiment Penn. Volunteers formed line of battle at this point under the immediate direction of Maj-Gen. John Sedgwick commander of the 6. Corps, Evening of July 2, 1863 and advanced against the enemy taking the position indicated by monument at the foot of this hill where it remained until the close of the battle.
 
Erected 1884 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.762′ N, 77° 14.077′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Massachusetts Infantry
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
The regimental number appears in the middle of the monument face. The number also appears on the left and right sides of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Site dedicated to the history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Monuments at the South end of Cemetery Ridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Monuments at the South end of Cemetery Ridge
The 93rd Pennsylvania and Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery Monuments stand on a knoll overlooking Plum Run Valley.
Advance of Wheaton's Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Advance of Wheaton's Brigade
Looking from Sedgwick Avenue to the west at the ridge near the John Weikert farm. Wheaton's Brigade, consisting of the 62nd New York along with the 93rd, 98th, 102nd and 139th Pennsylvania formed a line roughly where Sedgwick Avenue now runs in the twilight of July 2 and advanced across the valley here to the high ground in the distance. The brigade's advance, timed with that of Crawford's Division of the Fifth Corps on their right, halted any further Confederate advance from the Wheatfield sector. Monuments for the brigade stand on a north extension of Crawford Avenue along the ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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