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7th West Virginia Infantry

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 7th West Virginia Infantry Marker
One of three position markers that complement the 7th West Virginia Monument on East Cemetery Hill. The trefoil symbol of Second Corps appears in the upper corners of the marker.
Inscription.  
7th West Virginia
Infantry
July 3, 1863.

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.331′ N, 77° 13.66′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Wainwright Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 54th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 68th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st New York Infantry
7th West Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. 7th West Virginia Infantry Marker
Late in the evening of July 2, the 7th West Virginia entered the fighting on East Cemetery Hill as it's parent Brigade (Carroll's) responded to the Confederate breakthrough in the lines. After assisting in the recovery of Ricketts' guns, the West Virginians charged down hill to restore the line. After the charge, the regiment moved into line at this point, remaining here the remainder of the battle.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 400 feet 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. 7th West Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg. Follows the charge of July 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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