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

16th Massachusetts Volunteers

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

3rd Corps

 
16th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument
Diamonds, the symbol of the Third Corps, appear at the top facings of the monument.
Inscription.
Sixteenth Massachusetts
1st Brigade 2nd Division 3rd Corps
Army of the Potomac
On this field July 2nd 1863
4 officers and 23 enlisted men
were killed
to whose memory this monument
is erected by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

16th Mass. Vols.

 
Erected 1885 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.421′ N, 77° 14.72′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business State Highway 15), on the right when traveling north. 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. 5th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); First Brigade
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Plaque
(about 400 feet away); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (about 500 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. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers Monument
Looking across Emmitsburg Road at the monument. The left flank marker stone is on the right of this view.
Right Flank of the 16th Massachusetts Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Flank of the 16th Massachusetts
Looking down the fence line from the right flank marker stone. The Regiment held a line between the Klingle and Rogers Houses along the Emmitsburg Road in the afternoon of July 2. The Regiment fell back with the Brigade as Wilcox's Confederate Brigade advanced.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 72 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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