Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Brig. Gen. Henry W. Benham
15th New York (3 Companies)
Major Walter L. Cassin
50th New York
Col. William H. Pettes
United States Battalion
Capt. George H. Mendell
Engaged in arduous duties from June 13 to July 18 1863 bridging rivers and transporting pontoons to enable the Army to cross the Potomac River and its tributaries into Pennsylvania and to recross into Virginia.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.482′ N, 77° 13.978′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located east 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. United States Battalion of Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th and 50th New York Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 4th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 2nd New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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