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Markers, Tablets and Monuments for the Bliss Farm Skirmish Line.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2008
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Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Companies G and I, 4th Ohio Infantry 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps July 2, 1863
(Front): Companies G and I, 4th Ohio Infantry, 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps, July 2, 1863. (Left): At 3 p.m., July 2, 1863, while the regiment was lying on Cemetery Ridge, Companies G and I, 4th Ohio Infantry, detached under . . . — Map (db m12189) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 8th Ohio Infantry Carroll's Brig. 3d Div. 2d Corps, July 2, 3, 1863. Ohio's Tribute
(Front Inscription):8th Ohio Infantry, Carroll's Brig. 3d Div. 2d Corps. July 2,3, 1863. (Left Side Inscription): The 8th Ohio Infantry under Lt. Col. Franklin Sawyer took this position at 4 p.m. July 2 after a brisk skirmish and held . . . — Map (db m12190) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — "The Isolated and Advanced Position" of the 8th Ohio Infantry
"I received an order... to move my regiment...to the front of our position...and to hold my line to the last man." Lt. Col. Franklin Sawyer, 8th Ohio At 4:00 p.m. on July 2nd the 209 men of the 8th Ohio were ordered to advance and hold this . . . — Map (db m15122) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg
The U.S. Army Medal of Honor was created in July 1862. The only standards for earning a medal were "gallantry in action" or other "soldierly qualities." With such vague criteria some courageous actions were recognized but many others went . . . — Map (db m15124) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Camp Colt
The Tank Corps was new. There were no precedents except in basic training and I was the only officer in the command. Now I really began to learn about responsibility. Dwight D. Eisenhower At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends During World War . . . — Map (db m15127) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 1st Regiment Delaware Volunteers
Advance skirmish line of 1st Reg. Del. Vol's. July 2nd and 3rd 1863. — Map (db m16569) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Site of the Bliss House 14th Connecticut
Centre of site of the Bliss House, captured and burned by the 14 C.V. July 3 1863. — Map (db m16570) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 12th New Jersey Volunteers
(Front):Erected by the State of New Jersey A.D. 1888 in honor of the 12th Regiment of Volunteers a detachment of which in the afternoon of July 2, 1863. charged the Bliss house and barn here capturing the enemy's skirmish reserve of 7 . . . — Map (db m16573) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
. . . — Map (db m16575) HM

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