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

The Attack on Devil's Den

 
 
The Attack on Devil's Den Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. The Attack on Devil's Den Marker
The marker is from one of the "older" National Park Service interpretive marker sets in the park's collection. It probably dates to the 1950s or 1960s.
Inscription. The Confederate infantry attack of July 2nd swept from Seminary Ridge and struck the left of Sickles line. For two terrible hours one reinforced Union Brigade and two batteries of artillery took the full shock of a three brigade attack. The survivors finally fell back to Cemetery Ridge.
 
Location. 39° 47.517′ N, 77° 14.55′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Devils Den section 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. 4th New York Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Sharpshooter? (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker.
The Attack on Devil's Den Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. The Attack on Devil's Den Marker
The marker stands between the artillery pieces representing Smith's 4th New York Artillery.
This weathered marker has a map of the attacks on the Devil's Den and a drawing in the lower right.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Devils Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Photo of the Marker in Better Days. From Civil War Album. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, 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 November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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