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

114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

Collis Zouaves

 

1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
114th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
114. Penn'a Vols. Inf'y.

Erected by
the surviving members
of 114. Regt. Penna. Vols.
to mark the position
held by that organization
on the second day of
the memorable battle
fought on this field. The
1,2, & 3. days of July A.D. 1863
and in memory of the
heroic men of that
command who here laid
down their lives in
defence of their
country's flag.

Collis Zouaves
(Left)
Killed and Wounded
95
Officers and Men.

(Right):
1st Brigade,
1st Division,
3rd Corps.

(Back):
Dedicated
July 2, 1886.

 
Erected 1886 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.209′ N, 77° 14.926′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the Sherfy 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. 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 73rd New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front of Monument
A diamond, the symbol of Third Corps, appears at the top of the monument pedestal.

 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Side of Monument
The State Coat of Arms appears on a bronze plaque.
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Back of Monument
Statue on top of the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Statue on top of the Monument
The statue depicts a soldier dressed in the Zouave uniform loading a rifle. The rifle is well detailed, including the sling.
Advance of the 114th Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. Advance of the 114th Pennsylvania
Looking up the driveway to the Sherfy House toward Seminary Ridge. In the afternoon of July 2, just as the Confederate infantry advanced from the far treeline on Seminary Ridge, the 114th Pennsylvania, later joined by the 57th and 105th Pennsylvania, crossed Emmitsburg Road to cover the withdrawal of a Federal battery. In the advanced position, just a few yards west of the barn and farm house, the 114th was attacked by the 13th and 17th Mississippi Infantry. Holding as long as possible, the Zouaves were replaced on the line by the 73rd New York who further delayed Barksdale's advance.
<i>Camp "N. P. Banks," Col. Collis' regiment of Zouaves d'Afrique Above Nicetown Lane...<i> Photo, Click for full size
Hand-tinted lithograph by Louis N. Rosenthal, circa 1862
8. Camp "N. P. Banks," Col. Collis' regiment of Zouaves d'Afrique Above Nicetown Lane...
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 

 
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