Mount Joy Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
61st Pennsylvania Infantry
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division
— 6th Corps —
reached the field about 4 p.m. July 2nd
and moved to support of 12th Corps
occupied this position from morning
of July 3rd until close of battle.
61st. Penna. Infantry
3rd. Brig. 2nd. Div. 6th Corps.
Re-enlisted Dec. 1863. to Feb. 1864
Mustered out June 28, 1865
Total enrollment - 1987
Total killed and mortally wounded
18 officers 214 enlisted men
Wounded 28 officers 470 enlisted men
Died of disease 103 enlisted men
Total 46 officers 787 enlisted men
Erected 1888 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 March 1865.
Location. 39° 48.487′ N, 77° 12.537′ W. Marker is in Mount Joy Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Clapsdale Road, on the left when traveling west. Located on Neill Avenue, or "Lost Lane", 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); 43rd New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Maine Infantry (about 500 feet away); 49th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); 13th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. half a mile away); 12th Corps Headquarters (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Joy Township.
Also see . . .
1. Lost Lane. A tour of Lost Lane with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ted Gajewski, from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,284 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 7. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.