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51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.
51st
Pennsylvania
Volunteer
Infantry

2nd Brigade 2nd Division
9th Corps
Location 385 yards South
70 Degrees East

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Casualties at Antietam
Killed 21
Wounded 99
Total 120
Recruited in Montgomery
Northampton Union Centre
Lycoming and Snyder
Counties
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Battles Participated In
Roanoke Island
Newbern - Camden
Second Bull Run
Chantilly
South Mountain
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Vicksburg Jackson
Cambell's Station
Knoxville - Wilderness
Spotsylvania
North Anna - Cold Harbor
Petersburg - The Crater
Reams Station
Weldon Railroad
Hatcher's Run
Assault on Petersburg

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 27.072′ N, 77° 44.398′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland
Inscription on the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Inscription on the Monument
, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Durellís Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Two 51st Pennsylvania Monuments.
 
Also see . . .
1. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Rear of Monument
Seal of the Commonwealth over a relief depicting the storming of the Burnside Bridge.
. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. After the 51st stormed the Burnside Bridge, the regiment reformed and waited in reserve. With the Confederate counter attack threatening to isolate portions of the Corps, the 51st was posted with the rest of the brigade to shield the approaches to the bridge. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close up of the Relief on the Back of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Close up of the Relief on the Back of the Monument
The relief depicts the storming of the Burnside Bridge by the 51st Pennsylvania and the 51st New York Infantry.
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Statue of Infantryman image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Statue of Infantryman
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Statue of Infantryman image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Statue of Infantryman
Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
8. Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue
Three Pennsylvania Monuments stand along Branch Avenue at this point - 51st Pennsylvania Infantry (furthest from the camera), Durell's Battery (center), and 48th Pennsylvania Infantry (closest).
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
9. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
First From the Left
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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