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

Wisconsin Sharpshooters

Co G, 1st Regiment U.S. Sharpshooters

 
 
Wisconsin Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Wisconsin Sharpshooters Monument
Inscription.
Wisconsin Sharpshooters
Co. G. - 1st. Regt. - July 2, 1863.
(Berdan's)
Position held by the company was 200 yards
in advance of this monument.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 39° 48.482′ N, 77° 14.663′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Emmitsburg Road. Click for map. Located at the Rogers House site, 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. 11th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); First Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); Perry's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Close Up of the Relief image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Close Up of the Relief

1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Wisconsin Sharpshooters Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Monument
A diamond, the symbol of Third Corps, appears on the back of the monument.
Wisconsin Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Wisconsin Sharpshooters Monument
The monument stands at a break in the white fence surrounding an orchard on what was the Rogers farm at the time of the battle.
Marker Stone for Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Marker Stone for Skirmish Line
In front of the marker about 200 yards is this stone indicating the position held by the skirmish line.
Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Skirmish Line
Looking southwest from the position marker location. On the far right is the front of Spangler's house. In the distance, at the tree line, is Seminary Ridge. The observation tower stands just left of center. The Wisconsin company of Sharpshooters, along with other units from the regiment, maintained a skirmish line here in the afternoon of July 2. To the right of the Sharpshooters was the 1st Massachusetts skirmish line. To their left was the 5th New Jersey. This heavy skirmish line was driven in by the advance of Barksdale's and Wilcox's Confederate Brigades.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 83 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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