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

5th Maine Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

— 6th Corps —

 
 
5th Maine Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 5th Maine Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is the state seal. Greek crosses in the center are the symbol of the Sixth Corps. Below the crosses is a stack of muskets, a drum, and infantry accouterments.
Inscription.  
5th Maine Infantry
2nd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps

Occupied this position from
evening of July 2nd until
close of battle.

Mustered into the U.S. service Portland, Me.
June 24, 1861. Served with the Army of the
Potomac in the field from 1st Bull Run to
Petersburg. Mustered out Portland, June 27, 1864.

 
Erected 1889 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° 47.718′ N, 77° 14.1′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away);
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Little Round Top Rehabilitation (about 300 feet away); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Massachusetts Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
5th Maine Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 5th Maine Infantry Position
To the right of the monument is the right flank marker stone.
The Monument as Seen from the Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. The Monument as Seen from the Road
Looking Down the Regiment's Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Looking Down the Regiment's Line
Looking south from the right flank marker stone. The left flank marker stone stands along Wheatfield Road, which runs just in front of the tree line. The sides of the monument display the Greek Cross of the corps.
Left Flank of the 5th Maine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Left Flank of the 5th Maine
The left flank marker stone is partially buried beside the Wheatfield Road. Up the hill beyond the regiment's monument is that of Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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