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

2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

Iron Brigade

 

—July 1st, 1863 —

 
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
2nd Reg. Wis. Vol. Inf.
1st Brigade
1st Division
1st Corps
———
Position July 2 & 3 on
Culp's Hill

(Left Side):
Effective strength
July 1st 1863
302
———
Killed 26
Wounded 155
Missing 52
Aggregate 233

(Right Side):
Mustered into
U.S. Service
June 18, 1861

(Back):
Total strength of Reg. 1272
Killed in Action 168
Wounded in Action 654
Died of Wounds 96
Died of Disease 86

 
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 39° 50.133′ N, 77° 15.241′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Meredith Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Herbst Farm Woods (also called McPherson's or Reynolds' Woods) 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. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archer's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 14th (Brooklyn) Infantry N.Y.S.M. (about 300 feet away); Twenthy-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (about 400 feet away); John Burns (about 400 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 500 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. 2nd Wisconsin at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. A History of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Back Inscription
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Monument
The Monument stands beside the Iron Brigade Tablet. The right flank marker for the regiment is on the left of this photo beside the road. The right flank marker is behind the brigade tablet. The position indicated by the flank markers was occupied after the brigade retracted from Willoughby Run. This was part of the defensive line held through the mid-day portions of the fighting.
Willoughby Run Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
6. Willoughby Run Quarry
On a foot trail about paralleling the tree line, about 150 yards west of the 7th Wisconsin monument is this depression along Willoughby Run. The depression was once quarry in use at the time of the battle. The quarry was an obstacle to Archer's Confederates in their advance early in the morning of July 1st. Later Confederates were pinned down in this area by the counter charge of the 2th Wisconsin. Confederate General James Archer was captured just west of Willoughby Run by Private Patrick Maloney of Company G, 2nd Wisconsin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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