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14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  
The 14. Regt. Connecticut Vols.
A.M. July 3, 1863
captured here from Confederate Sharp-
shooters the large barn of Wm. Bliss
and his dwelling house near and upon
retiring burned both buildings by order
of the Div. Commander.
Center of barn site.

 
Erected 1884.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1915.
 
Location. 39° 48.984′ N, 77° 14.523′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Long Lane, on the left when traveling east. Located near the site of the Bliss farm 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. 12th New Jersey Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Bliss House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Army Tank Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 8th Ohio Infantry
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Back of Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Colt (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Isolated and Advanced Position" of the 8th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg (approx. ¼ mile away). 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. 14th Connecticut at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fury at the Bliss Farm. Article from America's Civil War by John M. Archer. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Marker
Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Cemetery Ridge
Looking from the Bliss Farm toward Cemetery Ridge. Clear in this view are the Bryan Farm buildings and the Cyclorama Building. The 14th Connecticut and detachments from other regiments sent forward as skirmishers moved down from the ridge to the Bliss Farm on both July 2 and 3.
14th Connecticut Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 14th Connecticut Marker Stone
One of two marker stones in the vicinity of the Bliss Barn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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