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17th Maine Infantry

 
 
17th Maine Infantry Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 17th Maine Infantry Position Marker
The position marker incorporates a granite diamond, the symbol of the Third Corps.
Inscription.
Position of 17th Maine Infty. July 3, 1863.
Losing here killed 2. Wounded 10.
This regt. fought July 2 in the Wheatfield
as shown by monument there losing 120.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 48.477′ N, 77° 14.165′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Pleasonton Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. Click for map. Located in near the Pennsylvania 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. Ninth Michigan Battery (a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire - Berdan's Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
of this marker); Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (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. The 17th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The 17th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg. Article written by Jeffry D. Wert and originally published in the July 2006 issue of Civil War Times Magazine. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Third Day Position of the 17th Maine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Third Day Position of the 17th Maine
Looking south down Hancock Avenue. The 17th Maine was one of the III Corps units moved up to reinforce the II Corps line during Longstreet's assault of July 3. The regiment lost heavily in the previous day's fighting, but thankfully the fighting here was much less severe.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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