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

16th Maine Infantry

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— 1st Corps —

 
16th Maine Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 16th Maine Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
16th Me. Inf'y
1st Brig. 2d Div.
1st Corps.

July 1st, 1863, fought here from 1 o'clock until 4 p.m. when the division was forced to retire, by command of Gen. Robinson to Col. Tilden, the Regiment was moved to the right, near the Mummasburg Road, as indicated by a marker there, with orders "to hold the position at any cost."

July 2d & 3d, in position with the division on Cemetery Hill.
Casualties.
Killed. 2 officers 9 men.
Wounded. 8 officers. 54 men.
Captured. 11 Officers. 148 men.
Strength of Regiment.
25 officers. 250 men.


 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 50.495′ N, 77° 14.57′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on the Oak Ridge section 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
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front of Monument
The circle symbol of First Corps is surrounded by a laurel.
marker. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 94th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 97th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (about 500 feet away); Second Division (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 16th Maine at Gettysburg
 
State Seal on Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. State Seal on Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
16th Maine Infantry Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. 16th Maine Infantry Line
Looking across Doubleday Avenue at the Monument. The left flank marker stone is to the left of the photo. The right flank marker stone is just past the monument along the road. This represents one of the positions held by the regiment during the fighting on Oak Ridge. The position where the regiment made its "stand" is located near another marker at the intersection of Doubleday Avenue and Mummasburg Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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