Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
—2nd Corps —
Philadelphia Fire Zouaves
Mustered in Aug. 10, 1861
Mustered out Aug. 24, 1864
Total enrollment —— 1600
Killed and mortally wounded 195
wounded ———— 558
Died of disease & in rebel prisons 70
Captured or missing ——— 165
Total loss ————— 988
The regiment reached this angle at 1 a.m.,
took position in rear of this monument
supported Cushing's Battery
A, 4th U.S. Artillery.
At 6 p.m. assisted in repulsing
an attack of the enemy and in
making a counter-charge, driving
them beyond the Emmitsburg road,
capturing 250 prisoners.
The regiment assisted in repulsing the
the charge of the enemy on the angle at
3 p.m. and in capturing many standards
During the cannonading which preceded the charge
the regiment was in line 60 yards to the left and rear
of this monument when the rebels forced the troops
from the first line the 72nd fought its way to the front
and occupied the wall
Present at Gettysburg 458, killed & mortally wounded 62
Wounded 133 ——— Missing
Total of killed, wounded and missing 197.
72nd Penna. Infantry
Erected 1891 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 48.779′ N, 77° 14.176′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the "Copse of Trees" and the "Angle" on 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. Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Alonzo Cushing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Angle (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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