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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
7th West Virginia Infantry
1st Brigade, 3rd Division

2nd Corps
 
7th West Virginia Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 7th West Virginia Infantry Monument
The figure atop the monument faces away from the Pike and the front of the monument, in the direction of the Confederate attack and the location of the fighting.
 
Inscription. (Front):
Sons of the Mountains
7th W Va Veteran
Romney to Appomattox

1st Brigade Carroll
3rd Division 2nd Corps.
At dusk July 2nd Carroll's
Brigade was ordered by
General Hancock to this point.
On arriving there we found the
Battery about to be taken charge
of by the enemy who were in large
force. Whereupon we immediately
charged on the enemy and succeeded
in completely routing their
entire force and driving them
beyond our lines.

Seventh W. Va. Infantry

(Back):
Erected by the
State of West Virginia
to commemorate
the
valor and fidelity
of the
Seventh West Virginia
Infantry

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 49.299′ N, 77° 13.739′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 11th Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (a few steps from this marker); Ricketts' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Inscription
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 7th West Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg. Follows the charge of July 2.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 7th West Virginia Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back Inscription
 
 
Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Statue
 
 
7th West Virginia Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 7th West Virginia Infantry Monument
Adjacent monuments include Battery I (Wiedrich's), 1st New York Light Artillery and General Howard. It was Wiedrich's guns which the 7th West Virginia helped to secure.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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