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Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry

 
 
Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry Marker
Inscription.
The position of this regiment in line of battle
is marked by its monument
235 yards due south.
It charged up to this point and attacked Pickett's
Division in flank as his troops were coming
over the stonewall.

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.739′ N, 77° 14.159′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south side of the Copse of Trees 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. Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); First New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 15th Massachusetts Infantry. Site detailing the regiment's history through its term of service, ending in mid-1864. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Massachusetts Markers on the South Side of the Copse of Trees Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
3. Massachusetts Markers on the South Side of the Copse of Trees
Three Massachusetts regiments have markers indicating their role in the repulse of Pickett's Charge. Closest to the camera is the 20th Massachusetts. In the middle is the 15th Massachusetts. Close to the High Water Mark memorial is the 19th Massachusetts.
Advance of the Massachusetts Regiments Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
4. Advance of the Massachusetts Regiments
Looking south from the marker location. The US Regulars Memorial stands in the center of view. From the far right, down the wall from the 7th Michigan Infantry monument is a large stone incorporated into the monument for the 20th Massachusetts. The 15th Massachusetts was a bit further down the line. Both Massachusetts regiments were among the troops that advanced across the ground here to flank the Confederate penetration at the angle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 39 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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