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

Signal Corps U.S.A.

 
 
Memorial Tablet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1998
1. Memorial Tablet Marker
Inscription.
Memorial Tablet
to the
Signal Corps U.S.A.
which
through valiant and heroic
service at
Little Round Top
July 2-4, 1863
and on many historic battle fields
throughout the war of 1861-1865
contributed so greatly to the
success of the Union Armies
this tablet is placed by their
surviving comrades in tribute
to their memory

 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 39° 47.55′ N, 77° 14.19′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop eight, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of Gettysburg Battlefield. It is to the rear,and north of the Gouverneur K. Warren Statue. 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. Warren (a few steps from this marker); 146th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eye of General Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fishhook
Marker on Little Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 7, 2007
2. Marker on Little Round Top
The Signal Corps U.S.A. marker and statue of Gen. Gouveneur K. Warren can be seen in this photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Valley of Death (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Signal Corps U.S.A.. U.S.A. Signal Corps Commander, Army of the Potomac,Capt. Lemuel B. Norton was noted with distinction in the action here.
 
Also see . . .
1. Signal Corps Association - Gettysburg Signal Stations. All three of the Gettysburg stations were initially operated in direct support of Brig. Gen. John Buford's First Cavalry Division on the first day of the battle. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Signal Stations at Little Round Top and Devil's Den. Gettysburg Daily article covering a living history demonstration. Includes a video section of a signal flag demonstration. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Civil
 
The Signal Corps Rock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Signal Corps Rock
View from Little Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 8, 2007
4. View from Little Round Top
Standing near the Warren Statue looking west. The Signal Detachment on Little Round Top was able to note the unauthorized advance of Sickles' Third Corps and the Confederate advance to the southwest. By rapidly relaying the information to Federal commanders, the signal station facilitated the timely arrival of reinforcements to this section of the battlefield.
Signal Flag Network image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Signal Flag Network
At Gettysburg, the Signal Corps operated four primary stations as well as a center at the Army Headquarters. Looking from the site of the station on Little Round Top to the north, Cemetery Hill is in the distant center right. Closer and still in center frame is the domed Pennsylvania State Memorial. About half way between Cemetery Hill and the Memorial was Meade's Headquarters. Other signal stations on Culp's Hill and Powers Hill to the north east completed the network.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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