Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
1st Brigade, 3rd Division
— 1st Corps —
July 1st 1863
P.V. 121 Reg't
Maj. Alexander Biddle
1st Brigade 3rd Division
of Union line, 1st day
Occupied Cemetery Ridge
July 2nd and 3rd.
Erected by the survivors of this
Regiment in memory of their
September 1st 1862. Participated in all
the engagements of the Army of the
Potomac, commencing with the Battle
of Fredericksburg. Mustered out June
7 officers 258 enlisted men
12 enlisted men
5 officers 101 enlisted men
Captured and missing
1 officer 60 enlisted men
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 121st Pennsylvania.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.654′ N, 77° 14.127′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and near the U.S. Regulars Memorial on 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. Brigadier General John Gibbon (a few steps from this marker); 150th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 121st Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 121st Pennsylvania Infantry. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Moving Monuments
This monument was originally placed along Reynolds Avenue on the first day battlefield. It was, as the inscription states, paid for by the surviving veterans of the 121st Pennsylvania. In 1888 the State of Pennsylvania allocated funds to veterans organizations for monuments at Gettysburg. The 121st's veterans opted to replaced the original monument, and relocate it to Cemetery Hill.
— Submitted February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,739 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.