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

16th Vermont Infantry

 
 
16th Vermont Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 16th Vermont Infantry Monument
Inscription.
16th
Vermont
Infantry
Col. W.G. Veazey
Commanding

First Army Corps
July 1-2-3 - 1863

Participated near this point in action of July 2nd
Picketed this line that night - Held same as skirmishers
until attacked by Pickett's Division July 3d.
Rallied here and assaulted his flank to the right 400
yards - then changing front charged left flank of Wilcox's
and Perry's Brigades at this point captured many hundred
prisoners and two stands of colors

The Point to which the above inscription refers
is south 58 degrees west 1000 feet
from this monument
and near the northerly end of the Codori thicket

 
Erected 1892 by State of Vermont.
 
Location. 39° 48.548′ N, 77° 14.193′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located beside the Vermont State 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 (a few steps from this marker); 14th Vermont Volunteers (within shouting distance
Close Up of Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
of this marker); Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 16th Vermont Infantry. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th Vermont Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 16th Vermont Infantry Monument
16th Vermont Infantry Moves Forward to Flank Pickett's Division Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 16th Vermont Infantry Moves Forward to Flank Pickett's Division
Looking northwest from the monument location. As the Confederate infantry lines neared the Copse of Trees, the 16th Vermont, along with the 13th Vermont, wheeled forward across these fields to face north on the flanks of Pickett's Division. The large marker stone in the field is a position marker for the 13th Vermont.
16th Vermont Infantry Then Turns to Front Perry's Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. 16th Vermont Infantry Then Turns to Front Perry's Brigade
Looking southwest from the monument location. After flanking Pickett's Division, the 16th Vermont then turned about and hit the flank of Perry's Florida Brigade, which had advanced with Wilcox's Brigade to support the withdrawal of Pickett's Division.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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