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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

7th Indiana Infantry

2nd Brigade

 

— 1st Division, 1st Corps —

 
Front of 7th Indiana Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Front of 7th Indiana Infantry Monument
The circle is the symbol of the Federal I Corps.
Inscription.  (Front):
7th Regt. Ind. Vol.
2nd Brig.
1st Div. 1st Corps.
July 1. 2. & 3. 1863

Indiana

(Left):
27 Battles
Philippi 1861
to
Weldon R.R. 1864
Total Loss 235.

(Back):
Gettysburg
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville

7th Indiana Infantry

 
Erected 1885 by State of Indiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.217′ N, 77° 13.225′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Culp's Hill Loop, on the right when traveling west. Located at the upper 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. 76th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - North and West (a few steps from this marker); 95th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Battery E (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Culp's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); George Sears Greene (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  7th Indiana Infantry. A summary of service. (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The 7th Indiana at Gettysburg
Colonel Ira G. Grover commanded this regiment of 437 men at the battle. On July 1, the regiment was guarding the supply wagons at Emmitsburg to the south. Acting without orders, Grover decided to move toward Gettysburg, arriving late in the afternoon. The regiment went into position on Culp's Hill with the rest of the division. Some sources say Col. Grover was later tried, but exonerated, for abandoning his post on July 1 at Emmitsburg when moving to the battle.
    — Submitted December 4, 2008, by Craig
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Back of Monument
The State Seal of Indiana is above the inscription.
Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Depicts a stand of muskets.
7th Indiana Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 8, 2018
5. 7th Indiana Infantry Monument
At the time of this photograph, a marble "cannonball" was added to the apex of the top pyramid.
7th Indiana Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. 7th Indiana Infantry Monument
Remains of Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Remains of Earthworks
Behind the monument are the traces of earthworks used by the regiment during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6, 7. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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