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7th West Virginia Infantry

 
 
7th West Virginia Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 7th West Virginia Infantry Marker
One of three position markers that complement the 7th West Virginia Monument on East Cemetery Hill. The trefoil symbol of Second Corps appears in the corners of the marker.
Inscription.
7th West Virginia
Infantry
The end of charge
July 2, 1863.

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 49.328′ N, 77° 13.715′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. Major General Oliver Otis Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for
7th West Virginia Infantry Charge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. 7th West Virginia Infantry Charge
Looking down the slope of East Cemetery Hill toward Wainwright Avenue. In the evening of July 2nd, the 7th West Virginia charged from near the Cemetery Gate, over the top of the hill, and cleared Confederates who had penetrated the Federal defenses near Rickett's Battery
a list of markers that are related to this marker. 7th West Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg. Follows the charge of July 2.
 
Also see . . .  East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
After the Charge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. After the Charge
After the charge was completed, and the Confederates withdrew from East Cemetery Hill, the West Virginians moved down the slope to Brickyard Lane (today Wainwright Avenue). See related markers for the last position marker for the regiment.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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