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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

153d Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade 1st Division

 

11th Corps

 
153d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 153d Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
153d Penna. Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div.
11th Corps.
July 1. The Regiment held this position in the afternoon until the Corps was outflanked and retired. When it took position along the lane at East Cemetery Hill. Where it remained until the close of the battle assisting to repulse the enemy's assault on the night of the 2d.

(Left):
Carried into action
24 officers 545 men.
Killed and died of wounds
1 officer 40 men.
Wounded
7 officers 117 men.
Captured of missing
46 men.
Total loss 211.

(Right):
Recruited in
Northhampton County.
Mustered in
September 1862
Mustered out
July 24, 1863.

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.741′ N, 77° 13.569′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue mile north of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Union Collapse at Barlow Knoll
Front Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Face
(within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Channing Barlow (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Division (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 153rd Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
 
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1. 153d Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history. While the regiment only served during the first half of the war, it saw action in several major battles. Of the regiment, Col. Von Gilsa, Brigade commander, wrote, I am an old soldier, but never did I know soldiers, who, with greater alacrity and more good will, endeavored to fulfill their duties. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 153rd Pennsylvania Monument. ...
State Seal on the Front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. State Seal on the Front of the Monument
in the fog. This entry offers additional information about the regiment's actions on July 1. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Right Side
Bugler image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Bugler
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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