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United States Battalion of Engineers

Army of the Potomac

 
 
United States Battalion of Engineers Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. United States Battalion of Engineers Tablet
Above the tablet is the crest of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet is the castle symbol of the engineers.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
United States Battalion of Engineers

Captain George H. Mendell commanding

With the Army of the Potomac in the Gettysburg Campaign from the Rappahannock to the Potomac and engaged in arduous duties from June 13th to July 18th bridging rivers and transporting pontoons.

No casualties reported.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.48′ N, 77° 13.961′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located east of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. Engineer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th and 50th New York Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters
United States Battalion of Engineers Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. United States Battalion of Engineers Tablet
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 4th New York Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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