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

17th Connecticut Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

11th Corps

 
17th Connecticut Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 17th Connecticut Volunteers Monument
In the upper part of the shaft are a crescent moon, the symbol of Eleventh Corps, and a wreath.
Inscription. (Front):
17th Conn. Vol's

(Left):
17th Conn. Infantry
2nd. Brigade, 1st. Division
11th. Corps.

(Right):
This memorial is erected
by the
State of Connecticut
to
honor her brave sons.

(Back):
After a fierce contest with Early's Division at Barlow's Knoll on July 1st, marked by monument there, this Regiment formed with the line of battle on East Cemetery Hill, and on the evening of July 2nd took position here and was engaged repulsing the desperate night assault of Haye's and Hokes' Brigades.
 
Erected 1884 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 49.356′ N, 77° 13.687′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when 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.
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front of Monument
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 54th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (about 300 feet away); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 400 feet away); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (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. 17th Connecticut 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. 17th Connecticut Volunteers. Web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Back of Monument
17th Connecticut Volunteers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 17th Connecticut Volunteers Position
Looking north down Wainwright Avenue (which was Brickyard Lane at the time of the battle). The 17th Connecticut initially near the monument location, between the 25th and 75th Ohio Regiments. To fill a gap between Ames' (at the time commanded by Col. Harris of the 75th Ohio) Brigade and Von Gilsa's Brigade, the 17th shifted further south, roughly where the photographer is standing, still facing the lane. During the evening assault of Hays' and Avery's Brigades, the regiment held the line, along with the 75th Ohio, in spite of being practically surrounded by charging Confederates.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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