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

105th Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 

—Wildcat Regiment —

 
105th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
At the top, each side has a diamond symbol for Third Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
105th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps.
July 2nd Position from 2 to 4 p.m.
Moved across the Emmitsburg
Road. Being outflanked the regiment
changed front facing south and
formed line along the lane at right
angles to the road from which
it retired fighting.

Present at Gettysburg 17 officers 257 men
Killed or died of wounds 2 officers 18 men
Wounded 13 officers 95 men
Missing 9 men
Total loss 132

Wildcat Regiment

(Back):
In retiring joined 2d
Division 3d Corps advanc-
ing and recapturing with
the aid of other troops
3 guns of Battery C, 5th
U.S. Artillery.

(Right):
Yorktown. - Mine Run.
Williamsburg. - Wilderness.
Fair Oaks. - Spotsylvania.
Oak Grove. - North Anna.
Glendale. - Totopotomoy.
Malvern Hill. - Cold Harbor.
Bristoe Stn. - Petersburg.
2d Bull Run. - Strawberry Plains.
Chantilly. - Deep Bottom.
Fredericksburg. - Poplar Springs Church.
Chancellorsville. - Boyton Road
Gettysburg. - Hatcher's Run.
Auburn. - Amelia Springs.
Kelly's Ford. - Appomattox.

(Left):
Lists Regiment's muster dates and wartime casualty figures. The inscription is badly eroded and difficult to read.

 
Erected
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front of Monument
1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.254′ N, 77° 14.874′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and United States Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Click for map. Located between the Klingle and Sherfey Houses 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 Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); 120th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 600 feet away); Wilcox's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 700 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 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 105th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 28, 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 Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Left Side of Monument
Close Up of Wildcat and State Coat of Arms Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Close Up of Wildcat and State Coat of Arms
105th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The monument stands roughly where the regiment's right flank was at the first position on July 2 as noted on the monument. The Emmitsburg Road passes in front of the monument on the left. United States Avenue to the right of this view.
105th Pennsylvania Position from the Left Flank Marker Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
8. 105th Pennsylvania Position from the Left Flank Marker Stone
Looking north on Emmitsburg Road from the left flank marker stone. Also seen here is the tablet for First Brigade (Graham's), First Division, Third Corps. The regiment would advance across Emmitsburg Road (to the left), but then fall back under pressure from Barksdale's Confederate Brigade, specifically the 18th Mississippi Infantry. After falling back, the regiment changed facing, aligned roughly on what is today United States Avenue, on the right of this photo, beyond the fences.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,617 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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