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Pennsylvania Monument

3rd Div. 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac

 
 
Pennsylvania Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Monument
Inscription.
Bermuda Hundred
Weldon Raid
Hatcher’s Run
Petersburg
Fort Stedman
Fort Mahone

 
Erected 1909 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 37° 12.132′ N, 77° 23.058′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Wakefield Street 0.1 miles from Goodrich Avenue, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln In Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); Old Men and Boys of Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. George W. Gowen Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted “On The Spot” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery 31 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Davis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Graham Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. This monument was erected on the site of Confederate Fort Mahone. President Taft attended the dedication ceremony on May 19, 1909.
 
Regarding Pennsylvania Monument. When the IX Corps
Third Division of the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Third Division of the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
was reorganized in late 1864, John F. Hartranft was given command of the new 3rd Division made up of six newly raised Pennsylvania regiments. Hartranft was brevetted major general for his role in the Battle of Fort Stedman, bringing his untested division from its reserve position and counterattacking to recover the captured fort. After the war, he was elected to two terms as governor of Pennsylvania. This monument is also reffered to as the Hartranft Monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Fort Stedman (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Petersburg. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st. Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. 1st. Brigade
200th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 3, 1864
Mustered out May 30, 1865
Enlistments 1088
Killed 34
Wounded 155
Captured 14
Died in prison 4
Died of disease 20
Deaths in service 58
Total casualties 227

208th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 12, 1864
Mustered out June 1, 1865
Enlistments 1000
Killed 25
Wounded 93
Captured 1
Died of disease 7
Deaths in service 32
Total casualties 126

209th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 16, 1864
Mustered out May 31, 1865
Enlistments 983
Killed 19
Wounded 106
Captured 27
Died in prison 12
Died of disease 16
Deaths in service 47
Total casualties 180
2nd. Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. 2nd. Brigade
205th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 2, 1864
Mustered out June 2, 1865
Enlistments 1035
Killed 40
Wounded 107
Captured 6
Died of disease 17
Deaths in service 57
Total casualties 169

207th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 8, 1864
Mustered out May 31, 1865
Enlistments 1001
Killed 55
Wounded 168
Captured 3
Died of disease 25
Deaths in service 84
Total casualties 260

211th. Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Mustered in Sept. 16, 1864
Mustered out June 2, 1865
Enlistments 955
Killed 51
Wounded 133
Captured 75
Died of disease 26
Deaths in service 102
Total casualties 310
Virtue, Liberty, and Independence Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
5. Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Pennsylvania Monument (north face) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
6. Pennsylvania Monument (north face)
Pennsylvania Monument (south face) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
7. Pennsylvania Monument (south face)
Railings stolen! Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
8. Railings stolen!
The 22 historic bronze railings which surrounded the Pennsylvania Monument were stolen in May, 2007. They measured seven to eight feet in length and three to four inches in diameter.
 
 
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