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

121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

1st Corps

 
121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Col. Chapman Biddle
Brigade Commander
July 1st 1863
P.V. 121 Reg't
Maj. Alexander Biddle
Commanding Reg't.
1st Brigade 3rd Division
First Corps

(Left):
Extreme left
of Union line, 1st day
facing west.
Occupied Cemetery Ridge
July 2nd and 3rd.
Erected by the survivors of this
Regiment in memory of their
fallen comrades.

(Back):
Called into service by President Lincoln
September 1st 1862. Participated in all
the engagements of the Army of the
Potomac, commencing with the Battle
of Fredericksburg. Mustered out June
2nd 1865.

(Right):
Whole number engaged
7 officers 258 enlisted men
Casualties
Killed
12 enlisted men
Wounded
5 officers 101 enlisted men
Captured and missing
1 officer 60 enlisted men
Total 179.

 
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 121st Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.654′ N, 77° 14.127′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and near the U.S. Regulars Memorial on Cemetery
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Monument
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. Brigadier General John Gibbon (a few steps from this marker); 150th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (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. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
1. Moving Monuments

This monument was originally placed along Reynolds Avenue on the first day battlefield. It was, as the inscription states, paid for by the surviving veterans of the 121st Pennsylvania. In 1888 the State of Pennsylvania allocated funds to veterans organizations for monuments at Gettysburg. The 121st's veterans opted to replaced the original monument, and relocate it to Cemetery Hill.
    — Submitted February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
General Gibbon Memorial and 121st Pennsylvania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. General Gibbon Memorial and 121st Pennsylvania Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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