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

12th New Hampshire Volunteers

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

3rd Corps

 
12th New Hampshire Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 12th New Hampshire Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
July 2, 1863.
Engaged, 224.
Killed, 20;
Wounded, 73;
Died of wounds, 6.
Our union is river, lake, ocean, and sky;
Man breaks not the medal, when God cuts the die.

12th N.H. Vol's.

(Left and Right):
1st Brig.
2nd Division.
3rd Corps.

(Back):
The New Hampshire Mountaineers
This Regiment was raised in four days;
Served nearly three years in the Armies of the
Potomac and the James; and lost in killed and wounded
over 50 per ct. of those engaged at
Chancellorsville and Cold Harbor, and of its
original number while in the service.
It marched to this field on the night
of the 1st; Fought here on the 2nd; and
supported the centre against Pickett's
Charge on the 3rd.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 39° 48.39′ N, 77° 14.759′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north
Diamonds on Left and Right Sides Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Diamonds on Left and Right Sides
On the sides of the monument are diamonds, the symbol of Third Corps, with the parent organizations of the 12th New Hampshire listed.
. Click for map. Located near 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. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 3rd Brigade (about 300 feet away); Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); 5th New Jersey Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Second Division (about 500 feet away); Wilcox's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 12th New Hampshire Volunteers. Service record of regiment and partial muster rosters. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 12th New Hampshire Volunteers Monument. SIRIS entry for monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Monument
Right Flank of the 12th New Hampshire Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Flank of the 12th New Hampshire
Left Flank of 12th New Hampshire Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Left Flank of 12th New Hampshire
Position Held by the 12th New Hampshire Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Position Held by the 12th New Hampshire
Looking across Emmitsburg Road at the Klingle House and the monument. The Regiment held a position just north of the house, in line with other regiments of Carr's Brigade. That line is roughly along the white fence seen here beside the road. Wilcox's Confederate Brigade drove the Federals from this point in the afternoon of July 2.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 98 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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