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

61st Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

6th Corps

 
61st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
After a march of 37 miles
reached the field about 4 p.m. July 2nd
and moved to support of 12th Corps
occupied this position from morning
of July 3rd until close of battle.

61st. Penna. Infantry
3rd. Brig. 2nd. Div. 6th Corps.

(Left):
Extreme right of infantry of the Army.

(Back):
Mustered in August 1861
Re-enlisted Dec. 1863. to Feb. 1864
Mustered out June 28, 1865
Total enrollment - 1987
Total killed and mortally wounded
18 officers 214 enlisted men
Wounded 28 officers 470 enlisted men
Died of disease 103 enlisted men
Total 46 officers 787 enlisted men

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.487′ N, 77° 12.537′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Clapsdale Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located on Neill Avenue, or "Lost Lane", 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 43rd New York Infantry
Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Maine Infantry (about 500 feet away); 49th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. mile away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); 13th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. half a mile away); 12th Corps Headquarters (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lost Lane. A tour of Lost Lane with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ted Gajewski, from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
As with all sides the Greek Cross of the Sixth Corps appears at the top.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Back of Monument
Left Flank of the 61st Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Left Flank of the 61st Pennsylvania
Looking up the trail to the monument from the left flank marker stone.
61st Pennsylvania Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2014
6. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
The marker indicating the Right of the Infantry of the Army of the Potomac can be seen to the left of the 61st Penna. Monument.
Right Flank of the 61st Pennsylvania and the Army of the Potomac image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Right Flank of the 61st Pennsylvania and the Army of the Potomac
The right flank marker stone of the 61st Pennsylvania stands next to a metal marker indicating the right flank of the Army of the Potomac. This was the far right end of the long infantry line. Beyond this point, during the battle, were only the Cavalry Corps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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