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

Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Army Corps

 
 
Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Inscription.
Co. D. 149th Pa. Vol.
2. Brig. 3. Div. I.Army Corps
Headquarters Guards


Erected and presented to the
company by George W. Baldwin
in memory of his brother
Joseph H. Baldwin
who was killed here July 1, 1863, and
Alex M. Stuart
mortally wounded dying in
Gettysburg, July 6, 1863.

Co. D - 149th Regiment Pa. Vol's
held this ground for 20 minutes
on the evening of July 1st 1863
against the right of Scales' Brigade
by order of Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday
commanding 1st Army Corps

 
Erected 1886.
 
Location. 39° 49.77′ N, 77° 14.641′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and West Middle Street / Fairfield Road (Pennsylvania Highway 116), on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Schultz House, along Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery
Close up of Lower Metal Plaque on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Close up of Lower Metal Plaque on Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wallace's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Samuel Simon Schmucker House (about 400 feet away); Hurt's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Third Richmond Howitzers (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Samuel Simon Schmucker (about 500 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers. A history of the Regiment. The regiment was organized in August 1862 and saw action with the Army of the Potomac from the battle of Chancellorsville until the end of the war. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Company D, 149th Infantry History. From page 49 of the Company History, is a quote from General Abner Doubleday:
As the enemy were closing in upon us, and crashes of musketry came from my right and left, I had little hope of saving my guns, but I threw my Headquarters Guard, Company
Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
D of the 149th Penna. Volunteers, under Captain Glenn, into the Seminary grounds, and held the right of Scale's Rebel Brigade back twenty minutes longer, while their left was held by Baxter's Brigade, of Robinson's Division, thus enabling the few remaining troops, ambulances and artillery to retreat in comparative safety.
(Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Schultz House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Schultz House
In the general area of Company D's stand was the Schultz house. At the time of the battle, the house was not as elaborate. Much of the architecture seen today is post war.
Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers image. Click for full size.
5. Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Photograph of the company taken in 1864 outside Petersburg, Virginia.

[Library of Congress Collection]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,165 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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