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

2nd Rhode Island Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division

 

—Sixth Corps —

 
2nd Rhode Island Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers Monument
A state crest appears in the center of the front. At the base is a Greek cross, the symbol of Sixth Corps.
Inscription.
2nd R.I.
Volunteers
Second Brigade
Third Division
Sixth Corps

 
Erected 1886 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 39° 47.734′ N, 77° 14.046′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right 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. 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (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); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 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. 2nd Rhode Island at Gettysburg.
Drum and Wreath on Top of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Drum and Wreath on Top of Monument
With other accouterments surrounding the drum.

 
Also see . . .  2nd Rhode Island Infantry. A brief history of the regiment. The 2nd Rhode Island is most remembered for its most famous member - Elisha Hunt Rhodes. Rhodes rose from a private in Company D to command the regiment by the end of the war. Rhodes and the 1st Rhode Island seem to have been in every major battle in the Eastern Theater. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2nd Rhode Island Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers Monument
2nd Rhode Island Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. 2nd Rhode Island Line
Looking from the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Sedgwick Avenue to the north. The 2nd Rhode Island monument stands to the right of the road in the distance. The regiment's left flank on July 3 was in the foreground here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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