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

27th Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

11th Corps

 
27th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the crescent moon symbol of Eleventh Corps, and the State Coat of Arms.
Inscription. (Front):
July 1, 1863. The Regiment moved with
the Brigade in the afternoon to N.E.
side of Gettysburg where it became actively
engaged covering the retreat of the
Corps. It then withdrew to this position
where after dark of the 2nd it assisted
in repulsing a desperate assault of
the enemy. It subsequently moved
into the Cemetery where it remained
until the close of the battle.

Present at Gettysburg
19 Officers and 305 Men.
Killed and Mortally wounded
2 Officers and 7 Men.
wounded 3 Officers and 23 Men.
Captured 1 Officer and 75 Men. Total, 111.

27th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade. 2nd Division. 11th Corps.

(Left):
Cross Keys - Gettysburg
Rappahannock River - Hagerstown
Groveton - Missionary Ridge
2nd Bull Run - Rocky Face Ridge
Chancellorsville - Resaca
Dallas

(Right):
Organized in Philadelphia.
Mustered in May 31, 1861.
Mustered out June 11, 1864.

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.324′ N, 77° 13.783′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Left Side of Monument
traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 134th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (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. 27th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 27th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
27th Pennsylvania Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Flank markers for the 27th Pennsylvania stand on either side of the monument, along the stone wall. The 27th was initially posted in what is today the National Cemetery. As the Confederates attacked East Cemetery Hill in the evening of July 2, the regiment moved with the brigade to a position here to reinforce the pressed Federal forces. Somewhat contrary to the inscription on the monument.
27th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Eric Milask, September 10, 2010
5. 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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