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

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock

 
 
Major General Hancock Wounded Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General Hancock Wounded Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Major General
Winfield Scott Hancock
wounded
July 3, 1863.

(Back):
Erected by
Comrades and Friends

 
Erected 1888.
 
Location. 39° 48.527′ N, 77° 14.224′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left 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. 14th Vermont Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Vermont Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Vermont (about 400 feet away); New Hampshire - Berdan's Sharpshooters (about 400 feet away); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop.
Back of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Marker
(Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Wounding Of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. An article from Gettysburg Magazine. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. General Hancock Wounded. Another article discussing Hancock's wounding and his direction of the battle. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Winfield Scott Hancock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
3. Winfield Scott Hancock Marker
The Codori farm can be seen in the background, behind the Hancock marker.
Major General Hancock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Major General Hancock Marker
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Wounded Marker at sunset Photo, Click for full size
By Henry T. McLin, September 20, 2011
5. Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Wounded Marker at sunset
Location of Hancock's Wounding Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Location of Hancock's Wounding
General Hancock was actively directing the battle along the lines when he was wounded. A Confederate projectile carried parts of his saddle into his thigh, creating a rather deep wound. Hancock refused to be taken from the field, demanding to remain until the contest was settled. Hancock survived the wound, but suffered from complications the rest of his life.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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