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49th Pennsylvania Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps

 
 
49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Note the shaft of this monument is three sided. On each corner of the shaft is a bronze replica of a musket. The shaft is topped by a Greek cross emblem, the symbol of the VI Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
49th Penna. Infantry
3rd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps

(Left):
This regiment made a continuous march from Manchester, MD, arriving on the field the afternoon of July 2. Occupied this position in reserve from the morning of the 3rd until the enemy's assault in the afternoon when it moved to support centre. Thence to Round Top.
(Right):
Organized September 14, 1861
Re-enlisted December 24, 1863.
Mustered out July 15, 1865
Total enrollment 1400.
Killed in action 91.
Died of wounds 58.
Died of disease 173
Wounded 333.
Captured or missing 74
Total losses 729.

(Back):
Yorktown
Williamsburg
Seven Days
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Marye's Heights
Salem Heights
Gettysburg
Rappahannock Station
Mine Run
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
North Anna
Totopotomy
Cold
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
Harbor
Petersburg
Winchester
Petersburg (Assault)
Sailor's Creek
Appomattox

Recruited
in the counties of
Centre, Chester, Huntingdon
Mifflin and Juniata

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 46.994′ N, 77° 13.66′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howe Avenue 0.1 miles east of Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Road 194), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located 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. 5th Wisconsin Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Maine Infantry
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Second Division (about 700 feet away); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (approx. mile away); First Vermont Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. The regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas M. Huslings, later killed at the battle of Spotsylvania. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry. A short regimental history. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Rear of Monument
 

3. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Frontage of the 49th Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Frontage of the 49th Pennsylvania
Looking west on Howe Avenue. Flank marker stones in the right foreground indicate the junction between the 49th Pennsylvania and the 5th Wisconsin. The Right flank marker of the 49th can be seen in the distance near the next tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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