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

Delaware

 
 
Delaware Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Delaware Memorial
Inscription.
(Back):
(Listing of the members of the 1st and 2nd Delaware Infantry)
Delaware at Gettysburg

The First and Second Delaware Infantry Regiments arrived on the battlefield early on July 2 and took positions in the Federal line along Cemetery Ridge. That day, both units distinguished themselves in fierce fighting. The First defended the Bliss Farm and the Second helped to hold the Wheatfield against the Confederate attempt to turn the Federal left flank. On July 3 the two regiments played key roles in repulsing Lee's assault. They each lost nearly a quarter of their men at Gettysburg and were commended for distinguished service. Three solders received the Medal of Honor. One for heroism under fire and two for the capture of regimental colors. On July 5 the First and Second Delaware with the Army of the Potomac left Gettysburg in pursuit of Lee's Army.
This Memorial is dedicated to all Delawareans
who fought at Gettysburg both Union and Confederate

 
Erected 2000 by State of Delaware.
 
Location. 39° 48.966′ N, 77° 13.949′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling
Names of the First and Second Delaware Infantry Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Names of the First and Second Delaware Infantry
south. Click for map. Located on the south end of the old visitor center parking lot 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. Maryland (a few steps from this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Catherine Guinn Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery F Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Delaware in the Civil War. "Some bits and pieces of Delaware's Civil War History." (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inscription at the Back Base of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Inscription at the Back Base of Memorial
Close Up of Front Relief Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Close Up of Front Relief
The relief depicts the two Delaware Regiments counterattacking the Confederate infantry on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 40 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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