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

119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

 
 
119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
The red Greek Cross at the top of each face indicates the First Division, Sixth Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
Erected
by surviving members
and friends
Oct. 3, 1885.

119 Reg. P.V.

(Right):
After a continuous march
of 37 miles, reached field
afternoon of 2nd
the Brigade
119th Penna. 6th Maine
49th Penna. 5th Wis.
covered extreme infantry
left of the Union army, east of the
Taneytown Raod on the 3rd
occupied this position
from evening of 3rd until
morning of the 5th

(Left):
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick
cmdg. 6th Army Corps
Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright
comdg. 1st Division
Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
comdg. 3d Brigade
Col. Peter C. Ellmaker
comdg. regiment.

(Back):
Organized at Philada, Sept. 1, 1862.
Mustered out of service June 19, 1865.
Killed in action, died of wounds or from
disease 11 officers 195 men.
Wounded 305 officers & men.

 
Erected 1885 by the Survivors of the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry.
 
Location. 39° 47.201′ N, 77° 14.365′ W.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Right Side of Monument
Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on a trail to 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. 20th Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (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. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 119th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
 

2. 119th Pennsylvania 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
119th Pennsylvania and 20th Maine Monuments on Big Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. 119th Pennsylvania and 20th Maine Monuments on Big Round Top
Steep Slope image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Steep Slope
Looking down slope from the 119th Pennsylvania Monument. This view illustrates the rough, formidable nature of Big Round Top.
View from Big Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. View from Big Round Top
Looking west from a point near the monument. Looking through the trees, in the center right is the intersection of South Confederate Avenue and the Emmitsburg Road. The Confederate forces withdrew from the valley in front of Big Round Top late on July 3, reforming on Seminary Ridge west of Emmitsburg Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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