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

1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— 2nd Corps —

 
1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Monument
Inscription.  
1st Reg. Minnesota
Vols.
1st Brigade, 2d Div.
2d Corps.
Erected by State of Minnesota

On July 3rd 1863 the survivors of this Regiment
(See large monument 1/3 mile south of this)
aided here in repelling Pickett's Charge and ran hence to
the aid of Webb's Brigade taking a conspicuous part in the
counter-charge which successfully ended the conflict
losing then 17 additional killed and wounded and capturing
Confederate flag. There captains Nathan S. Messick and
Wilson B. Farrell successfully commanding the regiment, were killed.
Total killed and wounded in the battle 232, out of 330 engaged.

 
Erected 1893 by State of Minnesota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.629′ N, 77° 14.165′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and near the U.S. Regulars Memorial on Cemetery Ridge
Close Up of Front Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Front Plaques
A trefoil, the symbol of the Second Corps, appears above the plaques.
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. 82nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg.
 
State Seal on the Upper Shaft image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. State Seal on the Upper Shaft
1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers Position
Looking at a section of the line held by the 1st Minnesota on July 3. The Regiment, reduced by the previous day's fighting, amounted to a couple of companies in strength.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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