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29th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps

 
 
29th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
(Front):
July 2. Position of the Regiment. at 7 p.m.
the Brigade was withdrawn, and on returning
during the night found the enemy in these works
the Regiment took position in rear of this line
with its right as indicated by the tablet
erected to the left and rear; and from there
a charge of the enemy at day light of the 3rd
was repulsed after a contest of over seven hours
in which the regiment participated it reoccupied and
held the works until the close of the battle.

(Left):
Recruited in Philadelphia
Mustered in July 1861.
Re-enlisted Dec. 8, 1863.
Mustered out July 17, 1865.

(Right):
Present at Gettysburg, 485
Killed 15
Wounded 43
Captured or Missing 8
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
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° 48.988′ N, 77° 13.104′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Slocum Avenue, on the
Front Inscription and State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription and State Seal
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left when traveling north. Located on the lower crest of Culp's Hill 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. 123rd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 29th Pennsylvania Monuments
 
Also see . . .  29th Pennsylvania Infantry. The regiment was led by Col. William Richards at the battle. (Submitted on November 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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
Eagle on a Cannonball image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Eagle on a Cannonball
The top of the monument features an eagle on a cannonball. The sculpture was recently removed for maintenance and restored.
29th Pennsylvania Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
The left (foreground next to the road) and right (beyond the monument in the distance by the road) flank markers stand beside the monument. On July 2, the regiment was posted along the stone wall bordering Pardee Field, with the 3rd Maryland on their right flank. The initial July 3rd position is indicated by a separate marker entry. By the afternoon the regiment occupied a position near the monument location.
July 2 Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. July 2 Position
The regiment was posted to the left of the second rank of McDougall's Brigade, along the wall bordering Pardee Field. This position was abandoned when the 29th Pennsylvania, along with the rest of Kane's Brigade, moved to support the crumbling Federal left flank in the late afternoon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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