“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

5th Pennsylvania Reserves

34th Infantry


3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps

5th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
At the top of the monument above the front inscription is a Maltese Cross, the symbol of Fifth Corps. A wreath hangs from the top of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
5th Pennsylvania Reserves
34th Infantry
3d Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps

Mustered in May 28 - June 12 1861
Mustered out June 11 1864
Recruited in Centre, Lancaster, Huntington, Lycoming,
Northumberland, Clearfield, Union, and Bradford Counties

Gettysburg 24 officers and 310 men
Wounded 2 men

Total enrollment 1050
Killed and died of wounds 14 officers and 110 men
Died of disease etc. 69 men
Wounded 14 officers and 211 men
Captured or missing 5 officers and 115 men
Total 33 officers and 505 men
Total casualties 538

Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Glendale or New Market
Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Groveton, 2d Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station,
Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotstylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church

Occupied this position on the evening of July 2d
and held it to the close of the battle

Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 47.189′ N, 77° 14.344′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Front Inscription
Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located along a trail at the crest of Big Round Top 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. 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Maine Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law's Brigade (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves or 34th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Back Inscription
State Coat of Arms on Front Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. State Coat of Arms on Front
Left Flank Marker Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Left Flank Marker Stone
Looking from the 34th Pennsylvania's left flank marker stone (foreground) toward the monument. The flank marker is labeled "L.F. 5th Pa. Reserves."
The Slope of Top of Big Round Top Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. The Slope of Top of Big Round Top
Looking downhill from the monument location. The 34th Pennsylvania along with other regiments from Fifth Corps occupied Big Round Top in the evening of July 2nd after the Confederate repulse at Little Round Top. The 34th sparred with Confederate skirmishers in the valley below on July 3, but without any significant renewal of fighting in this sector. This photo shows the clear terrain advantage for the defenders of Big Round Top.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then. 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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