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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
149th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Regiment Bucktail Brigade

2nd Brigade 3rd Division 1st Corps
 
149th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
 
Inscription. (Front):
149th Pennsylvania Infantry
(1st Reg. Bucktail Brigade)
2d Brig. 3rd Div. 1st Corps.

(Right Side): July 1st. The Regiment held this position from 11:30 a.m. until the Corps retired, resisting several assaults of the enemy, making two successful charges to the R.R. Cut and changing front to rear under fire.

(Back): July 2nd. Moved to support of the left and remained on picket all night. In the morning of the 3rd moved to left center where its other monument stands.

(Left Side):
Carried into action 450.
Killed and mortally wounded 66. Wounded 159. Captured or missing 111 Total 336.
Mustered in Aug. 30th, 1862.
Mustered out June 24th 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.253′ N, 77° 15.085′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30) and Stone Avenue on Chambersburg Pike. Click for map. Located near the McPherson Barn 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. Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's 2nd Maine Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Fulton Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward McPherson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Buford (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Regimental Colors
Shortly after the regiment went into line along the Pike, it came under fire from Confederate guns on Oak Hill and Herr Ridge. Caught in a dangerous cross-fire, the Brigade commander opted for a bit of deception. He ordered the regiment's colors posted forward to the north of the Pike (just short of the railroad). This prompted the Confederates to shift their fires, saving the regiment from further damage.
    — Submitted October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Like many other units which fought during the first day, the 149th has monuments in two locations on the battlefield. What is not mentioned is a monument to Company D of the regiment, which stands on West Confederate Avenue near the Schultz House.
 
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
 
 
Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 
 
Close Up of the Soldier Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
6. Close Up of the Soldier
The soldier's musket, belt, accouterments, and the "bucktail" on his kepi are bronze.
 
 
149th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2001
7. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
 
 
149th Pennsylvania Infantry Lines Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
8. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry Lines
The 149th held a line, facing north, along the Chambersburg Pike, during the mid-day phase of the first day of battle. The "official" flank markers are seen here along the road, with the left flank in the foreground and the right flank beyond the ravine in the background. This position was in a "vice" formed by the advance of two Confederate Brigades - Daniel's from the north and Brockenbrough's from the west.
 
 
Stone's Brigade on Seminary Ridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
9. Stone's Brigade on Seminary Ridge
Looking from Reynolds' Drive, near the McPherson Woods, toward the Lutheran Theological Seminary. In the later phases of the afternoon fighting of July 1, Stone's brigade was reformed on Seminary Ridge with the 143rd Pennsylvania north of the Chambersburg Pike (entering from the left of this view next to the tree line and white hotel buildings). The 149th Pennsylvania was posted to the south of the Pike, around the Seminary buildings in the center of this view. The 150th Pennsylvania was to their left rear. This position, supporting several batteries of Federal guns, was flanked when the Eleventh Corps collapsed.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then. Last updated on March 26, 2012, by Donald E Coho of York, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on November 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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