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

19th Maine Infantry Regiment

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

2nd Corps

 
19th Maine Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 19th Maine Infantry Regiment Monument
Inscription.
19th Maine Inf'y Reg't.
1st Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps

In the Evening of July 2d this Regiment at a position on the left of Batt'y C, 5th U.S. helped to repel the enemy that had driven in Humphreys' Division, taking one battle flag and re-capturing four guns.

On July 3, after engaging the enemy's advance from this position, it moved to the right to the support of the 2d Brigade and joined in the final charge and repulse of Pickett's Command.

Effective strength. July 2d. 405;
Killed & mortally wounded 65;
Wounded not fatally, 137; Missing 4.
Colonel Frances E. Heath.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 48.663′ N, 77° 14.167′ 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" and beside the U.S. Regulars Memorial 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. 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within
Sides of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Sides of Monument
On both sides is inscribed the year "1863." In the middle is the trefoil symbol of Second Corps.
shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General John Gibbon (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 19th Maine Infantry Regiment. Short service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Close Up of the Inscription
19th Maine Infantry Regiment Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 19th Maine Infantry Regiment Position
On the far left and right of this view are the respective flank marker stones.
19th Maine View of the Confederate Advances image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. 19th Maine View of the Confederate Advances
The 19th Maine, defending along the line next to the monument here, defended against Confederate attacks on both July 2 and 3.
July 2 Position of the 19th Maine Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. July 2 Position of the 19th Maine Infantry
Looking from the left flank marker stone for the regiment's July 2 position. The right flank stone is next to Hancock Avenue at the bend. To the right is the Vermont State Memorial. In the hazy distance is the US Regulars Memorial. The Regiment's main monument and July 3 position is near the Regulars Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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