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27th Indiana Infantry

 
 
27th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 27th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription. This marks the farthest point gained by the Regiment in its charge at 6 a.m. July 3d. 1863 on the works at the base of the hill behind this tablet. Four color bearers were killed and four were wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by State of Indiana.
 
Location. 39° 48.856′ N, 77° 12.961′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Colgrove Avenue and East Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Colgrove Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Spangler's Meadow at stop 13 (Spangler's Spring) 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. Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaughter at Spangler's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 27th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Massachusetts Infantry
Location of the Position Marker in Spangler's Meadow image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Location of the Position Marker in Spangler's Meadow
(about 300 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Spangler's Spring (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spangler's Springs. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 27th Indiana Infantry. Brief history of the regiment. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of the 27th Indiana Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Advance of the 27th Indiana Infantry
Looking southeast from the marker location. The 27th advanced from the high ground south of Spangler's Spring in a attempt to drive Confederates out of earthworks on the lower crest of Culp's Hill. Colgrove Avenue pass on the right of this photo and the main 27th Infantry Regiment monument is seen on the other side of the creek in the tree line.
Target of the 27th Infantry Assault image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Target of the 27th Infantry Assault
Looking northwest from the marker location at the lower crest of Culp's Hill. Elements of Steuart's Confederate Brigade occupied earthworks along the high ground. The earthworks had been built by Federal forces earlier starting in the evening of July 1. When those Federal forces (some of which included Colgrove's Brigade and the 27th Indiana) were sent to the Federal left in the afternoon of July 2, Steuart's Brigade found these positions unoccupied. The Federals would fight to retake them.
Confederate Flanking Fire on the 27th Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Confederate Flanking Fire on the 27th Indiana
Looking from the stone wall north of the marker, which was occupied by Smith's Confederate Brigade. The position marker is seen in the middle of the field, just to the left of the Indiana State Memorial. Smith's Brigade fired onto the flanks of the Indiana troops as they advanced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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