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128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.
1st Brigade 1st Division
12th Corps
Location 315 feet north
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Casualties at Antietam
Killed 26
Wounded 86
Missing 6
Total 118

Recruited in Berks Lehigh
and Bucks Counties
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Battles participated in
Antietam
Chancellorsville

 
Erected 1905 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 28.866′ N, 77° 44.7′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between stops three and four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other
Close up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Close up of Inscription
markers are within walking distance of this marker. 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennslyvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Located on the back of the monument.
. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 128th Pennsylvania. Although the regiment served less than a year, it saw action in two of the wars biggest battles. These Pennsylvanians had less than 30 days training before marching into the Antietam Campaign. The original commander, Col. Samuel Croasdale, was killed in the battle. Lt. Col. William W. Hammersly, who replaced him, was seriously wounded also. Command then fell to Major Joel B. Warner. Corporal Ignatz Gresser of the regiment received the Medal of Honor for saving a comrade from fire during the battle. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Half-way Point on the Cornfield Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
6. Half-way Point on the Cornfield Avenue
On the far left is Duryee's Brigade tablet. On the right facing away from the camera is Lawton's Brigade (CS) tablet. The 104th New York monument is in the middle to the left of the road. In the distance beyond are the 128th and 137th Pennsylvania Regiment monuments.
128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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