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

Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves

(Thirteenth Regiment)

 
 
Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves Memorial
Inscription. (Center Main Plaque):
Company K
First Pennsylvania Reserves
(Thirteenth Regiment)
First (McCandless') Brigade
Third (Crawford's) Division
Fifth (Sykes') Corps
Army of the Potomac

Mustered into Pennsylvania service
June 8, 1861

Mustered into Federal service
July 26, 1861

Mustered Out
June 10, 1864

(Center, Lower Plaque):
This monument was erected in 1991 by the Adams County Company K Memorial Committee as a remembrance of the more than 2,000 Adams Countians who participated in the American Civil War, waged between 1861 and 1865 in a successful effort to preserve the Federal Union.

(Right Wing Plaque):
Recruited in Adams County, the men of Company K participated in eight battles: Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Glendale, South Mountain, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Bethesda Church.

The casualties sustained were 17 who died in service and 23 who were wounded.

(Left Wing Plaque):
During the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, the men of Company K, in the center of the First Reserves, helped to repulse the Confederate attempt to seize Little Round Top, possession of which was the key to victory in the battle.

(Right and Left sides):
(Roster of Company K)
 
Erected
Main Center Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Main Center Plaque
1991 by the Adams County Company K Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 39° 49.837′ N, 77° 13.879′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Road (U.S. 30) and Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Chambersburg Road. Click for map. Located on Lincoln Circle in the center of Gettysburg. 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. The Stoever - Schick Building (here, next to this marker); Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); "...the busiest scene I ever witnessed..." (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Lower Center Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Lower Center Plaque

1. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves. Service history of regiment. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Company K. Roster of Company K. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Wing Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Right Wing Plaque
Left Wing Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Left Wing Plaque
Left Side Roster Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Left Side Roster Plaque
Right Side Roster Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Right Side Roster Plaque
Relief on Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
8. Relief on Front of Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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