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

139th Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 3rd Division

 

6th Corps

 
139th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 139th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the Greek cross symbol of the Sixth Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
139th Pennsylvania
Infantry.
3rd. Brigade,
3rd. Division,
6th. Corps.

(Left):
Left Manchester, Md at 8 p.m. July 1st and arrives at Rock Creek on the Baltimore Pike at 2 p.m. of the 2d. Towards evening the brigade moved rapidly to the front to support the Union left, this regiment deploying on the right of Little Round Top, and advanced with the 1st. Brigade Penna Reserves driving the enemy into the Wheat Field.

Retired to and held this position until the evening of the 3rd. when the regiment moved with the Penna. Reserves and advanced about 900 yards to the position indicated by a Greek Cross tablet, and assisted in forcing the enemy back. Subsequently returned to this position. Present at Gettysburg 511. Killed and mortally wounded 4, wounded 16.

(Back):
Antietam. - Totopotomoy.
Fredericksburg. - Cold Harbor.
Marye's Hights. - Petersburg.
Salem Heights. - Fort Stevens.
Gettysburg. - Opequon.
Rappahanoock Station. - Fisher's Hill.
Mine Run. - Cedar Creek.
Wilderness. - Petersburg (Fort Fisher).
Spotsylvania. - Petersburg (assault).
North Anna. - Sailor's Creek.
Appomattox.

(Right):
Recruited in the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Mercer and Beaver.
Mustered in Sept. 1, 1862.
Mustered out June
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
See related markers for the location of the "Greek Cross" mentioned in the text on this side.
21, 1865.

Total enrollment 1070.
Killed and died of wounds, 10 officers, 141 men.
Wounded, 36 officers, 424 men.
Died of disease & c. 5 officers, 29 men.
Captured or missing, 1 officer, 54 men.
Total 750.
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 47.796′ N, 77° 14.273′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Crawford Avenue (Driveway to John Weikert Farm) and Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling north on Crawford Avenue (Driveway to John Weikert Farm). 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Massachusetts Battery (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 62nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Back of Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Samuel Wiley Crawford (about 400 feet away); Third Division (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 139th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  139th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Upper Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Upper Front of Monument
Detail view of the Greek cross, the eagle and crossed flags, and the State Coat of Arms.
139th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 139th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
139th Pennsylvania Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
7. 139th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Looking from the Weikert Farm drive way toward the monument. The right flank marker stone for the regiment, as well as the left flank marker stone for the 93rd Pennsylvania are just left of Wheaton's Brigade tablet in the center of this view. On July 3, the 139th stood on line from what is today the Wheatfield Road to the left side of this photo. Note the northern slopes of Little Round Top in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,659 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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