Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
68th Pennsylvania Infantry
of the 68th Reg. P.V.
Col. A. H. Tirpin commanding
1st Brigade 1st Division
3rd Army Corps.
In memory of
183 of our comrades
who fell on this field
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 68th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Location. 39° 48.035′ N, 77° 15.026′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Birney Avenue, on the right when traveling north 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barksdale's Brigade (about First Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 400 feet away). 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. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 1,056 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.