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

First Michigan Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

— 5th Corps —

 
First Michigan Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. First Michigan Infantry Monument
Mounted on a rock, the monument displays a stand of arms with accouterments on its front. On the sides are the Maltese Cross of the Fifth Corps.
Inscription.  (Front):
First
Mich.
Inf'ty.
1st Brig.
1st Div. 5th Corps

(Back):
Mustered in at Detroit Mich.
May 1, 1861. for 3 months.
Mustered in at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Aug. 17, 1861. for 3 years.
Re-enlisted as Veterans.
Feb. 23, 1864.
Mustered out at Jefersonville, Ind.
July 9, 1865.
Total enrollment.
2144 officers and men.
Killed in action.
officers 12, men 135.
Died of wounds.
officers 6, men 22.
Died of disease.
officers 1, men 95.
Total 252.
"From the first to the last."
Entry into Virginia and capture
of Alexandria May 24, 1861.
to Appomattox April 8, 1865.
Participated in 54 skirmishes
and general engagements.
This monument marks the position
where the regiment fought, July 2, 1863.
Present for duty 21 officers 240 men, total 261.
Killed 1 officer 4 men. Wounded 6 officers 27 men.
Missing 4 men. Total 42.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Michigan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Monument
39° 47.84′ N, 77° 14.793′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling north. 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. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
State Seal on the Front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. State Seal on the Front of the Monument
First Michigan Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. First Michigan Infantry Monument
Looking southwest on Sickles Avenue toward the monument at the turn of the "Loop." The Rose Farm is in the distance beyond the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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