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

Vermont

 
 
Vermont State Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Vermont State Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
Vermont
in honor of her sons
who fought on this field.

(Right):
First Vermont Brigade:
Second. Third. Fourth. Fifth
and Sixth Regiments:
Brig. Gen. L.A. Grant commanding:
Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps.
The brigade reached the field
near Little Round Top in the afternoon
of July 2, 1863. By a forced march of
thirty-two miles and soon after
was assigned to the left Union flank
where it held a line from the summit of
Round Top to the Taneytown Road
Until the close of the battle.

(Back):
Second Vermont Brigade:
Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth,
Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Regiments:
Brig. Gen. George J. Stannard, commanding:
Third Brigade, Third Division, First Corps.
The brigade arrived on Cemetery Hill July 1, 1863. The Twelfth and Fifteenth Regiments were detached to guard the Corps trains. About sunset, July 2, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Sixteenth moved to this part of the field retook Battery C, Fifth U.S. and re-established the Union line.

July 3, these regiments held the front line in advance of this spot. In the crisis of the day, the Thirteenth and Sixteenth changed front and advancing 200 yards to the right assaulted the flank of Pickett's Division. The Sixteenth then moved
Front of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Memorial
back 400 yards to the left and charged the flank of Wilcox's and Perry's Brigades. The Fourteenth supported these charges. The Brigade captured three flags and many prisoners.

(Left):
First Vermont Cavalry:
First Brigade, Third Division, Cavalry Corps:
This regiment fought Stuart's cavalry at
Hanover, June 30, 1863, oposed Hampton's Cavalry at Hunterstown, July 2, and charged through the First Texas infantry and upon the line of Law's Brigade at the foot of Round Top, July 3.

Vermont Sharpshooters:
Co. F. First U.S.S.; Co's E and H, Second U.S.S..
Second Brigade, First Division, Third Corps
July 2, Company F aided in checking the advance
of Wilcox's Brigade west of Seminary Ridge.
Companies E and H resisted Law's Brigade
west of Devil's Den and upon the Round Tops
July 3, the three companies took part
in the repulse of Pickett's charge.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Vermont.
 
Location. 39° 48.566′ N, 77° 14.182′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located 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
Right Side of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side of Memorial
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Vermont Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Vermont 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Vermont in the Civil War. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Back of Memorial
Left Side of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Left Side of Memorial
Vermont Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Vermont Memorial
 
 
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