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

2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters

 
 
2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters Monument
The figure on the monument depicts one of the Sharpshooters on the skirmish line in an alert pose. The musket is not "broken." Rather when the monument was cut, the stone was not large enough to fully recreate the musket.
Inscription.  
July 2nd 1863.
2nd Co Andrew
Sharp Shooters
Mass. Vols.

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.822′ N, 77° 14.775′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located at the "Loop" on Stony Hill 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. 22nd Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 110th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters Monument
View looking over the monument toward DeTrobriand Avenue as it passes through the southern sections of the Wheatfield. This angle demonstrates the nature of the terrain in this critical sector of the battlefield. The Stony Hill commands the field. However, the approaches on the south and west into the field are masked by the Rose Woods.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Rose Farm Seen from the Stony Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Rose Farm Seen from the Stony Hill
The sharpshooters were attached as a company of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the battle. The regiment's sector included the west slope of Stony Hill, overlooking the Rose Farm.
Closeup of the Sharpshooter's Head image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
4. Closeup of the Sharpshooter's Head
If you look closely, you can see the crack at the base of the head where it was broken off and reattached several years ago.
Closeup of the Sharpshooter's Head image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 18, 2010
5. Closeup of the Sharpshooter's Head
From a different perspective
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,591 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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May. 29, 2020