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

63rd Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Bigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Front of Monument
The regimental title is on the upper "dome" of the monument.
Inscription. (front):
63d Pennsylvania Infantry
Mustered in at Pittsburgh PA August - September 1861
Mustered out July 31st - September 9th 1864
1st Brigade 1st Division 3d Corps

(Back):
Present at Gettysburg
296 officers and men
Killed 1 man: Wounded
3 officers and 26 men
Captured or missing 4 men

(Left):
Pohick Church - Kettle Run
Yorktown - Groveton
Williamsburg - 2d Bull Run
Fair Oaks - Chantilly
Oak Grove - Fredericksburg
Glendale - Chancellorsville
Malvern Hill - Gettysburg

(Right):
Wapping Heights - North Anna
Auburn - Totopotomoy
Kelly's Ford - Cold Harbor
Mine Run - Petersburg
Wilderness - Strawberry Plains
Spotsylvania - Deep Bottom

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.108′ N, 77° 15.006′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Millerstown Road, on the right when traveling south on Emmitsburg Road. Touch for map. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Back Inscription
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry. A history of the Regiment. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The regiment was posted in a skirmish line in front of Graham's Brigade, west of Emmitsburg Road. The line ran roughly from where the Millerstown Road is today, to the north near the farm lane to the Spangler Farm.
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Skirmish Line
Looking from across Emmitsburg Road toward the monument. When Graham's Brigade occupied the Peach Orchard, the 63rd was one of several regiments sent to the west and south forming a heavy skirmish line. The 63rd's line deployed on both sides of Millerstown Road in the open ground before Seminary Ridge.
63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry Skirmish Line
Another view looking to the west from the Peach Orchard. The monument is out of frame to the right. On the left is the tablet for Barksdale's Brigade. The 63rd advanced a skirmish line roughly half way to the distant tree line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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