Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
17th Maine Infantry
3rd Brigade, 1st Division
— 3rd Corps —
July 2, 1863.
Chas. B. Merrill.
July 2, 1863.
July 3, 1863.
(Lower Left Plaque):
The 17th Maine fought here in the wheatfield 2 1-2 hours, and at this position from 4:10 th 5:45 o'clock p.m. July 2, 1863. On July 3, at time of the enemy's assault it reinforced the centre and supported artillery. Loss 132. Killed or mortally wounded 3 officers. 37 men. Wounded 5 officers 87 men.
This regiment of volunteers from western Maine was mustered into U.S. Service at Portland August 18, 1862, for 3 years. It took part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Auburn, Kelly's Ford, Locust Grove, Mine Run, Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania, Fredericksburg Road, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Jerusalem Road, Deep Bottom, Peeble's Farm, Fort Hell, Boydton Road, Siege of Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, Fall of Petersburg, Detonsville,
Aggregate actual strength in service 91 officers, 1475 men. Killed and died of wounds, 12 officers 195 men. Died of disease 4 officers, 128 men. Died in Confederate prisons, 31 men. Wounded not mortally, 33 officers, 519 men. Missing in action, fate unknown, 35 men. Total losses 357. Mustered out June 4, 1865.
Erected 1888 by State of Maine.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.744′ N, 77° 14.665′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on DeTrobriand Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located in the Wheatfield at 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. 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 300 feet away); Captain Jed. Chapman 8th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The 17th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . The 17th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg. Article written by Jeffry D. Wert and originally published in the July 2006 issue of Civil War Times Magazine. (Submitted on January 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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