Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Massachusetts Infantry
the morning of July third 1863 the
Second Massachusetts Infantry
made an assault upon the Confederate
troops in the works at the base of Culp's
Hill opposite. The regiment carried to
the charge 22 officers and 294 enlisted
men. It lost 4 officers and 41 enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded and 6
officers and 84 enlisted men wounded.
To perpetuate the honored memories of
that hour the survivors of the Regiment
have raised this stone. 1879.
Lieut. Col. Charles R. Mudge Captain Thomas R. Robeson
Captain Thomas B. Fox Lieut. Henry V.D. Stone
Color Bearers - Leavitt C. Durgin Rupert J Sadler Steven Cody
First Sergeant Alonzo J. Babcock - Sergeant William H. Blunt
Charles Burdett Jeremiah S. Hall Ruel Whittier
Theodore S. Butters Patrick Heoy Gordon S. Wilson
Samuel T. Alton James T. Edmunds Charles Kiernan
George M. Bailey William H. Ela William Marshall
Henry C. Ball John E. Farrington Frederick Maynard
Wallace Bascom Silas R. Foster Andrew Nelson
David B. Brown Joseph Furber Philo H. Peck
William T. Bullard Fritz Goetz Sideny S. Prouty
James A. Chage Daniel A. Hatch Richard Seavers
Peter Conlan John J. Jewett Charles Trayner
John Derr John Joy David L. Wade
Erected 1879 by State of Massachusetts.
Location. 39° 48.809′ N, 77° 12.972′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Colgrove Avenue and East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Colgrove Avenue. Touch for map. Located next to Spangler's Meadow at stop 13 (Spangler's Spring) on the driving tour of 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. 27th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 27th Indiana Infantry 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); 107th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); Slaughter at Spangler's Spring (about 400 feet away); 13th New Jersey Volunteers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Spangler's Springs. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Lt. Col. Charles F. Morse. Lt. Col. Morse wrote of the retreat:
I now took command of the regiment, Colonel Mudge having been killed. I found on going to the right that the regiment that had advanced with us had never reached the woods, and that we had nothing on our right flank, and that the enemy were throwing a force in our rear. I ordered the regiment at once back far enough to uncover the right flank, which left the enemy in a very exposed position. They fell back rapidly, but lost heavily in doing so. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The 2nd Massachusetts at Gettysburg. From a regimental history website. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Corporal Theodore S. Butters 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. Wounded in the charge across Spanglers Swale (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Paul L Butters of Norfolk, Massachusetts.)
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