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First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line

 
 
First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker
The diamond symbol of Third Corps appear at the top of the marker.
Inscription.
Right of the
Skirmish Line
First
Massachusetts
Infantry

Left resting on
Spangler's Lane
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 2, 1863

Loss on skirmish line
Killed 8, Died of wounds 2,
Wounded 32, Prisoners 10.
Total 52.

 
Erected 1913 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.623′ N, 77° 14.712′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located west of the Rogers House site 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. First Massachusetts Infantry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fence Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Fence Line
Looking southwest down the fence line running in front of the marker. Spangler's Farm is in the background, with the lane mentioned on the marker running off to the left toward Emmitsburg Road. The skirmish line was close to the Confederate lines forming on Seminary Ridge, seen here as the distant tree line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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