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First Massachusetts Infantry

First Brigade, Second Division

 

—Third Corps —

 
First Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. First Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument uses the diamond symbol of Third Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
First Mass.
Infantry

(Back):
On July 2, 1863
from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
the First Regiment
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Clark B. Baldwin commanding,
occupied this spot in support of its skirmish line
800 feet in advance, the Regiment subsequently took
position in the Brigade line and was engaged
until the close of the action.

Casualties
Killed 18, Died of wounds 3.
Wounded 80. Prisoners 15.
Total 122.

First Brig. Second Div.
Third Corps

 
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.523′ N, 77° 14.622′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the site of the Rogers House, north of the Klingle House, 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. Perry's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 600 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. 1st Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Massachuestts Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. First Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. A short history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Relief on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Relief on Front of Monument
The relief depicts a skirmisher stepping with Seminary Ridge in the background.
First Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. First Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument stands on a rise next to Emmitsburg Road. The Rogers House stood to the left of this view at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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