Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
4th Michigan Infantry
2nd Brig. 1st Div. 5th Corps.
participated in 53 skirmishes and general engagements
from Bull Run Va. July 21st 1861 to Appomattox Va. April 9th 1865.
June 20th 1861
Veterans consolidated with
First Mich. Infantry June 30th 1864.
Total enrollment 1325 officers and men.
Killed in action - officers 8 - men 115
Died of wounds - officers 4 - men 50
died of disease - officers 1 - men 95
This monument marks the position held by the regiment July 2nd 1863
Present for duty -27 officers - 376 men - Total 403
Killed 1 officer 24 men. Wounded 9 officers 55 men. Missing 1 officer 75 men. Total 165.
Colonel Harrison H. Jeffords fell mortally wounded at this point.
Thrust through with a bayonet in recapturing the colors of his regiment.
'From his bosom that heaved, the last torrent that was streaming,
and pale was his visage, deep marked with a scar.
And dim was that eye, once expressively beaming,
that melted in love, and that kindled in war.
Location. 39° 47.77′ N, 77° 14.635′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of DeTrobriand Avenue and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north on DeTrobriand Avenue. Located in at the Wheatfield (stop 9 of the driving tour) 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody Wheatfield (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 4th Michigan Infantry. Very detailed history of the regiment. Information about Michael Vreeland was gathered from the unit roster presented (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 4th Michigan Colonel Harrison Jeffords, USA. Col. Jeffords' reaction when he saw the regiment's colors fall into Confederate hands was to personally attack the enemy. He was bayoneted and died the next day. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9, 10. submitted on December 11, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan.