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Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

88th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

— 1st Corps —

 
 
88th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 88th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
88th Penna. Infantry
2nd Brigade 2nd Division 1st Corps

(Left):
About noon, July 1st 1863, the regiment was in line along the Mummasburg Road, 200 yards S.E. of this monument. Later it changed direction and formed here, charged forward and captured two battle flags and a number of prisoners. at 4 p.m. the Division was overpowered and forced through the town.
July 2nd the regiment was in position facing the Emmitsburg Road and on July 3rd at Ziegler's Grove, as indicated by markers.
Number engaged 296. Killed and Mortally Wounded 7.
Wounded 62. Captured or Missing 67.

(Right):
Recruited in Philadelphia and Reading. Mustered in September 1861. Re-enlisted January 1864. Mustered out June 30th 1865.
Engagements
Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottyslvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R.R., Dabney's Mill, Boydton Road, Five Forks, Appomattox
 
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1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 39° 50.603′ N, 77° 14.526′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is at the intersection of Doubleday Avenue and Robinson Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Doubleday Avenue. 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 marker. John Cleveland Robinson (a few steps from this marker); 12th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacrifice of the 16th Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 97th New York Infantry (about 300 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. The 88th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
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Front of Monument with State Seal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front of Monument with State Seal
A circle, surrounded by a wreath here, is the symbol of the First Corps.
 88th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Back of Monument
Sculpture Atop the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Sculpture Atop the Monument
An open winged eagle is depicted on top of a collection of various infantry equipment, flags, and artillery pieces.
88th Pennsylvania Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. 88th Pennsylvania Infantry Position
Flank markers along Doubleday Avenue and the monument denote one of the positions held by the 88th Pennsylvania during the afternoon phases of the July 1 fighting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,405 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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