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

1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

2nd Corps

 
1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Monument
Inscription.
1st Reg. Minnesota
Vols.
1st Brigade, 2d Div.
2d Corps.
Erected by State of Minnesota

On July 3rd 1863 the survivors of this Regiment
(See large monument 1/3 mile south of this)
aided here in repelling Pickett's Charge and ran hence to
the aid of Webb's Brigade taking a conspicuous part in the
counter-charge which successfully ended the conflict
losing then 17 additional killed and wounded and capturing
Confederate flag. There captains Nathan S. Messick and
Wilson B. Farrell successfully commanding the regiment, were killed.
Total killed and wounded in the battle 232, out of 330 engaged.

 
Erected 1893 by State of Minnesota.
 
Location. 39° 48.629′ N, 77° 14.165′ 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 near 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. 82nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th New York State Militia
Close Up of Front Plaques Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Front Plaques
A trefoil, the symbol of the Second Corps, appears above the plaques.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (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. 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Seal on the Upper Shaft Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. State Seal on the Upper Shaft
1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Position
Looking a a section of the line held by the 1st Minnesota on July 3. The Regiment, reduced by the previous day's fighting, amounted to a couple of companies in strength.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 88 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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