Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
149th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Regiment Bucktail Brigade
—2nd Brigade 3rd Division 1st Corps —
(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.
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.
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.
2. 149th Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history.
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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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