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

81st Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

— 2nd Corps —

 
81st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 81st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the trefoil symbol of Second Corps. Crossed rifles and a cartridge box are over the state coat of arms.
Inscription.  (Front):
81st Penna
Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div. 2nd Corps.
Fought on this line in the afternoon of July 2nd
Present at Gettysburg 175 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds 9 men
Wounded 5 officers and 40 men
Captured or missing 8 men
Total loss 62

(Left):
Recruited in Philadelphia, Carbon and
Luzerne Counties
Mustered in August 6 to October 27 1861
Re-enlisted December 23 1863
Mustered out June 29 1865

(Back):
Yorktown - Wilderness
Fair Oaks - Spotsylvania
Peach Orchard - North Anna
Savage's Station - Totopotomoy
White Oak Swamp - Cold Harbor
Glendale - Petersburg
Malvern Hill - Strawberry Plains
Antietam - Deep Bottom
Fredericksburg - Reams Station
Chancellorsville - Petersburg (Squirrel Level Road)
Gettysburg - White Oak Road
Bristoe Station - Southerland Station
Kelly's Ford - Amelia Court House
Mine Run - Farmville (Cumberland Church)
Appomattox

(Right):
Total enrollment 1620
Killed and died of wounds 17 officers and 187 men
Died of disease etc. 2 officers
Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front Inscription and State Coat of Arms
and 89 men
Wounded 44 officers and 516 men
Captured or missing 3 officers and 130 men
 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.795′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Wheatfield section of 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. 61st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 400 feet away); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  81st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
 
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Right Side Inscription
81st Pennsylvania and 61st New York Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 81st Pennsylvania and 61st New York Monuments
The monuments stand along a foot trail through the Wheatfield, representing the right side of Cross' Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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