Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
73rd Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade, 2nd Division
— 11th Corps —
July 2nd in the morning took position in
the cemetery. At dusk moved hastily to
this position and in a severe contest
assisted in repulsing a desperate
assault on these batteries.
Present at Gettysburg
14 officers 318 men
Killed 7 men Wounded 27 men
Organized at Philadelphia
Mustered in Sept. 19 1861
Re enlisted Jan. 1 1864
Mustered out July 14 1865
Total enrollment 1260
Killed and died of wounds 5 officers 96 men
Died of disease 114 men
Wounded 18 officers 303 men
Captured or missing 11 officers 160 men
Total 34 officers 573 men
July 1st the regiment arrived on
Cemetery Hill at 2 p.m.
moved into the town near the square
to cover the retreat of the corps.
Cross Keys - Resaca
Rappahannock River - New Hope Church
Groveton - Pine Knob
2nd Bull Run - Kenesaw Mountain
Chancellorsville - Peach Tree Creek
Gettysburg - Atlanta
Wauhatchie - March to the Sea
Missionary Ridge - Savannah
Rock Face Ridge - Durham Station (Surrender)
July 3rd returned to its former
position in the Cemetery and assisted
in repulsing the enemy's final assault.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1835.
Location. 39° 49.312′ N, 77° 13.753′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 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. Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 134th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.