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Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

 
 
Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker
Inscription.
The position of this regiment in line of battle was 119 yards S.S.E.
and is represented by its monument.
The 19th Massacusetts and 42d New York Regiments
were the first troops to attack Pickett's Division in flank.

"Passing at this time Colonel Devereux, commanding the
19th Massachusetts Volunteers, anxious to be in the right place,
applied to me for permission to move his regiment to the right
and to the front where the line had been broken."
- Hancock's official report."

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.739′ N, 77° 14.151′ 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. Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First New York Battery (a few steps from this marker); High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker
The High Water Mark memorial is in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); 106th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 19th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  19th Massachusetts Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of the 19th Massachusetts Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Advance of the 19th Massachusetts
Looking south from the marker location down Hancock Avenue. The 19th Massachusetts monument stands on the far left side of this view. The regiment advanced across the ground between the monument and the camera to fall on the flanks of Armistead's Confederates who had penetrated the Angle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 66 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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