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

19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

2nd Corps

 
19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument features reliefs of a knapsack, bugle and a cartridge box (on top).
Inscription.
The 19th Reg't Mass. Vol. Infty
of the
3rd Brigade - 2nd Division - 2nd Army Corps
stood here
on the afternoon of July 3rd 1863

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.689′ N, 77° 14.125′ 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 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. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General John Gibbon (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
Close Up of Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 19th Massachusetts 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. 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Position
The left flank marker for the regiment is on the right side of Hancock Avenue in this photo. The 19th stood in support of the artillery batteries engaged in the bombardment of July 3. When the Confederate infantry assault neared the Copse of Trees, the regiment wheeled forward to hit the attackers on the flanks.
Wheel of the 19th Massachusetts Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Wheel of the 19th Massachusetts
Looking north on Hancock Avenue toward the Copse of Trees. The 19th Massachusetts Monument is out of frame to the right. The regiment wheeled out across the ground here and faced the Copse of Trees, falling on the flank of Armistead's Confederates who had penetrated the Angle. A metal marker for the 19th Massachusetts stands just in front of the Copse of Trees, seen just left of the High Water Mark memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,083 times since then and 80 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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