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First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker
The diamond symbol of Third Corps appear at the top of the marker.
Inscription.  
Right of the
Skirmish Line
First
Massachusetts
Infantry

Left resting on
Spangler's Lane
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 2, 1863

Loss on skirmish line
Killed 8, Died of wounds 2,
Wounded 32, Prisoners 10.
Total 52.

 
Erected 1913 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1913.
 
Location. 39° 48.623′ N, 77° 14.712′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Located west of the Rogers House site 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. First Massachusetts Infantry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Rogers House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. First Massachusetts Infantry Skirmish Line Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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. 1st Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
 
Fence Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Fence Line
Looking southwest down the fence line running in front of the marker. Spangler's Farm is in the background, with the lane mentioned on the marker running off to the left toward Emmitsburg Road. The skirmish line was close to the Confederate lines forming on Seminary Ridge, seen here as the distant tree line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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