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

96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

6th Corps

 
96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Looking at the right side of the monument, which faces the road.
Inscription. (Left):
Position of the 96th Regt. Penna. Volunteers
2nd Brigade. 1st Division. 6th Army Corps.
From 5 p.m. of the 2nd until the morning
of the 5th of July 1863.

(Right):
Organized at and mustered in at Pottsville
Schuylkill County Penna. September 23d 1861
Mustered out at Hestonville West Philadelphia
Penna. October 21st 1864.

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.767′ N, 77° 14.263′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the north end of the "Valley of Death" near the John Weikert farm 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. 139th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Massachusetts Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Samuel Wiley Crawford (about 300 feet away, measured in
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
a direct line); 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Third Division (about 300 feet away); 62nd New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  96th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Coat of Arms on the Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. State Coat of Arms on the Front of Monument
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back of Monument
The regimental numbers are displayed on a Greek Cross, the symbol of Sixth Corps.
96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
The 96th Pennsylvania deployed along the stone wall, running to the left rear of this photo, to the north of Wheatfield Road, here next to the monument. The regiment arrived here in the evening of July 2 to blunt any further advances of the Confederates from the Wheatfield sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 74 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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