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3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps

 
 
3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
3rd. Wis. Vol.

This Regiment went into position on this part of the line on the evening of July 1st. On the evening of July 2d. it moved to the left to reinforce the 3d. Corps. Returned to this position the same night and remained until the morning of July 5.
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Mustered into U.S. Service
June 27, 1861.
Mustered out
July 18, 1865.


(Left):
3rd.
Brigade
1st
Division
12th
Corps.


(Right):
Killed
2
Wounded
8.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1861.
 
Location. 39° 48.751′ N, 77° 12.959′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
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. Memorial is on Colgrove Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located near stop 13 (Spangler's Spring) 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. Third Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away); 27th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 13th New Jersey Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Indiana (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named 27th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); Slaughter at Spangler's Spring (about 800 feet away); 107th New York Infantry (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument
Looking from the Regiment's Right Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Looking from the Regiment's Right Flank Marker
Looking over Colgrove Avenue at the Regiment's monument from the right flank marker (foreground). A rock wall stands just beyond the monument, next to an open field. The left flank was anchored in that vicinity.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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