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68th Pennsylvania Infantry

 
 
68th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the survivors
of the 68th Reg. P.V.
Scott Legion
Col. A. H. Tirpin commanding
1st Brigade 1st Division
3rd Army Corps.
In memory of
183 of our comrades
who fell on this field
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.

 
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 68th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.035′ N, 77° 15.026′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Birney Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barksdale's Brigade (about 300 feet away); First Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  68th Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
68th Pennsylvania Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. 68th Pennsylvania Position
In the late afternoon, prior to the Confederate assault, the 68th was posted along the Emmitsburg Road, facing west, at the edge of the Peach Orchard. The line extended from a point near the monument to what is now the intersection of Wheatfield Road and the Emmitsburg Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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