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Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry

 
 
Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Twenty Sixth
Pennsylvania
Emergency Infantry

met the advance of
Early's Division C.S.A.
at this place
on the morning of June 26 1863

 
Erected 1912.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1741.
 
Location. 39° 51.193′ N, 77° 17.147′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Shot - Gettysburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michael Crist Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Manor of Maske (approx. 1.7 miles away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 2.1 miles away); 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Archer's Brigade (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
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By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry Marker
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a list of markers that are related to this marker. 26th Emergency Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment. Address given at the dedication of the main monument in Gettysburg to the Regiment in 1892. Provides a narrative of the actions the Emergency infantry participated in, leading up to the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Muster of the 26th Militia Regiment in 1863. (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Marsh Creek Skirmish
The 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry was activated in the middle of June 1863 as a temporary measure to help defend Pennsylvania from the Confederate invasion. The regiment arrived in Gettysburg on June 25 and sent out patrols on June 26. One of those patrols encountered Confederate cavalry under Col. Elijah V. White at Chambersburg Pike bridge over Marsh Creek. In a short engagement, many of the Pennsylvanians were captured.
    — Submitted January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Marsh Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Marsh Creek Bridge
Looking west at the modern bridge over Marsh Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,243 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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