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

9th Massachusetts Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

5th Corps

 
9th Massachusetts Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 9th Massachusetts Infantry Monument
Looking at the back of the monument, which uses one of Big Round Tops boulders as a base. Flank markers for the 9th Massachusetts and 39th (10th Reserves) Pennsylvania stand next to the boulder. The rock wall to the right was used at the time of the battle by the 9th Massachusetts. The monument incorporates the Maltese Cross of Fifth Corps in the crown.
Inscription. (Front):
Erected by the
Ninth Regiment Infantry
Massachusetts Volunteers
2d Brigade, 1st Division
5th Army Corps.
Army of the Potomac.

During the battle of
Gettysburg the Ninth Regt.
was detached from
the 2nd Brigade and it held
this position on
Round Top
casualties 26 men.

(Right):
The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols
was composed of ten
companies of 101 men each
from Boston, Salem, Milford,
Marlboro and Stoughton
and organized at Boston
May 9, 1861. Mustered
into the United States
volunteer service
June 11, 1861
Mustered out at Boston
June 21, 1864.
Commanded respectively by
Colonel Thomas Cass and
Colonel Patrick R. Guiney

(Back):
The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols.
served during three years
campaigns in Virginia,
Maryland and Pennsylvania
and was in
forty two engagements
including the following,
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Front of Monument
On the step above the inscription is the regimental number circled by a wreath.
Viz.
Peninsula Campaign
Hanover Court House
Seven Days Battles
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run
Wilderness Campaign
Total number casualties 863

(Left):
Erected on
Round Top
battlefield of
Gettysburg
June 1885.

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 47.311′ N, 77° 14.265′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of South Confederate Avenue and Warren Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Confederate Avenue. Click for map. Located along a trail up 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
(a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 500 feet away); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Twentieth Maine (about 600 feet away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 9th Massachusetts Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 9th Massachusetts Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Back of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Left Side of Monument
Front of the Crownpiece image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Front of the Crownpiece
Uses elements of the state seal.
Back of Crownpiece image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Back of Crownpiece
A crossed cannon and stand of colors.
9th Massachusetts Infantry Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
8. 9th Massachusetts Infantry Line
Looking from the left flank marker stone (on the lower left of frame) toward the monument (hidden in the trees). The 9th Massachusetts held a line along the stone wall.
Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
9. Rock Wall
Looking up the slope of Big Round Top from a few paces behind the monument. The left flank marker stone is visible between the trees, looking up the hill. The rock wall on the right was used by the 9th Massachusetts on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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