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

19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— 2nd Corps —

 
19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument features reliefs of a knapsack, bugle and a cartridge box (on top).
Inscription.  
The 19th Reg't Mass. Vol. Infty
of the
3rd Brigade - 2nd Division - 2nd Army Corps
stood here
on the afternoon of July 3rd 1863

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.689′ N, 77° 14.125′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker 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. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General John Gibbon (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Inscription
distance of this marker); 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (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. 19th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Position
The left flank marker for the regiment is on the right side of Hancock Avenue in this photo. The 19th stood in support of the artillery batteries engaged in the bombardment of July 3. When the Confederate infantry assault neared the Copse of Trees, the regiment wheeled forward to hit the attackers on the flanks.
Wheel of the 19th Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Wheel of the 19th Massachusetts
Looking north on Hancock Avenue toward the Copse of Trees. The 19th Massachusetts Monument is out of frame to the right. The regiment wheeled out across the ground here and faced the Copse of Trees, falling on the flank of Armistead's Confederates who had penetrated the Angle. A metal marker for the 19th Massachusetts stands just in front of the Copse of Trees, seen just left of the High Water Mark memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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