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

12th Massachusetts

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division,

 

1st Corps

 
12th Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 12th Massachusetts Marker
On the front of the marker is the circle or "moon" symbol of First Corps.
Inscription.
July 3, 1863
12th Massachusetts
Webster Reg't.
2nd. Brig., 2nd. Div., 1st. Corps.

 
Erected 1885.
 
Location. 39° 49.03′ N, 77° 14.005′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the parking lot for the old visitor center at 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Eisenhower National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Gettysburg National Military Park (about 300 feet away); Alexander Hays (about 300 feet away); 126th New York Infantry (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. 12th Massachusetts at Gettysburg.
12th Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 12th Massachusetts Marker
The marker indicates the position of the regiment on the third day of battle.

 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from 12th Massachusetts Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. View from 12th Massachusetts Line
Looking northwest from the marker location. The 12th Massachusetts covered the ground between Cemetery Hill and the north end of Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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