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

3rd Michigan Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
3rd Michigan Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 3rd Michigan Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Erected by the State of Michigan
To her martyrs & Heroes
who fought in defense of
liberty and union
3rd Michigan Inftry 3rd Brig. 1st Div. 3rd Corps.
Mustered in
at
Grand Rapids
Mich.
June 10th 1861.

Army Potomac
First Bull Run
to
Appomattox

(Back):
July 2nd 1863.
This regiment, deployed as skirmishers 150 yards in advance of this position, held the line extending from the Peach Orchard east to the woods, was the right of de Trobriand's Brigade, and connected with the left of Graham's.
Went into action with 19 officers, 267 men. - Total 286
Casualties.
7 men killed, 3 officers and 28 men wounded, 7 men missing - Total 45.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Michigan.
 
Location. 39° 48.009′ N, 77° 14.956′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Birney Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. The monument at the apex of a turn north of the road. 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
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Back Inscription
distance of this marker. 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Peach Orchard Salient (about 300 feet away); 141st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Wofford's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); 15th New York Battery (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 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Michigan Infantry Research Project. Regimental history page on a site offering a wealth of details about the unit. Included are links to biographies of individuals who served in the regiment. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Plaque at the Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. State Plaque at the Top
Close Up of the Relief image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Close Up of the Relief
3rd Michigan Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. 3rd Michigan Infantry Monument
The beside the monument is the regiment's left flank marker stone, which may indicate a secondary position held later in the battle. Note the slope of the ground here, with the 141st Pennsylvania monument in the background. The elevation of the Peach Orchard is evident from this view.
3rd Michigan Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 3rd Michigan Skirmish Line
The regiment extended a skirmish line to the south of the Peach Orchard, covering the ground between the Rose Woods and the orchard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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