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

3rd Maine Infantry

 
 
3rd Maine Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. 3rd Maine Infantry Marker
Inscription.
3rd
Maine
Infantry
engaged here
forenoon of
July 2nd
1863.

 
Erected by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 48.476′ N, 77° 15.436′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Berdan Avenue and West Confederate Avenue, in the median on Berdan Avenue. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in the Pitzer's Woods section, 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. 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilcox's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearing's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding 3rd Maine Infantry. A larger monument to the 3rd Maine is located at
3rd Maine Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. 3rd Maine Infantry Marker
The marker for the 3rd Maine is located within the loop of Berdan Avenue. In the foreground is the flank marker for the 1st US Sharpshooters Regiment.
the Peach Orchard section of the battlefield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 3rd Maine Infantry Markers at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Third Maine. Web site detailing the history of the Regiment. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. After Action Report of Col. Moses Lakeman. (PDF) Lakeman commanded the regiment during the battle. His report details the regiments support of Berdan's skirmish line. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Closeup of 1st US Sharpshooters Right Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
3. Closeup of 1st US Sharpshooters Right Flank Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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