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

20th Massachusetts Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

2nd Corps

 
20th Massachusetts Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 20th Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument features a "pudding stone" from Massachusetts.
Inscription. (Front):
20th Mass. Infantry.
3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps.
July 3rd 1863.

(Back):
This monument marks the position occupied by the Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry
in line of battle July 2d & 3d 1863 until advanced to the front of the copse of
trees on its immediate right to assist in repelling the charge of
Longstreet's Corps

This tablet is placed by their comrades in honor of
Colonel Paul Joseph Revere
First Lieutenant Henry Ropes, Second Lieutenant Sumner Paine
and forty-one enlisted men
who were killed or mortally wounded

 
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.686′ N, 77° 14.169′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located south 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. 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Counterthrust (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (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. The 20th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .  The Harvard Regiment. Site detailing the history of the regiment, known as the Harvard Regiment. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
20th Massachusetts Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 20th Massachusetts Infantry Position
On the far left and right of this view are the respective flank marker stones.
20th Massachusetts Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. 20th Massachusetts Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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