Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
74th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade, 3rd Division
1st Brig. 3d Div. 11th Corps.
July 1st fought here from 2 p.m. until the Corps fell back.
July 2 & 3 in line with Division in front of cemetery.
Mustered in September 14, 1861.
Re-enlisted January 1864
Mustered out August 29, 1865.
Present at Gettysburg 381.
Killed - Officers 2 Men 8.
Wounded - Officers 4 Men 36.
Captured or Missing - Officers 2 Men 58.
Total - Officers 3 Men 102.
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 39° 50.472′ N, 77° 14.052′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Ohio Infantry 45th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Brigade (about 400 feet away); Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (about 400 feet away); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 74th Pennsylvania Infantry. Page detailing the history of the regiment. The 74th was among many "German" regiments raised from immigrants, chiefly those fleeing the aftermath from the Revolutions of 1848. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Regimental Command
At Gettysburg, command of the Regiment went through several evolutions. Marching into battle, the 74th was commanded by Colonel Adolph Von Hartung. When he was wounded, Lt. Col. Theobald Von Mitzel assumed command, but he was captured
— Submitted September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.