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

46th Pennsylvania Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

12th Corps

 
46th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 46th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
The monument is topped with a star, representing the corps badge used by the XII Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
46th. Penna.
Infantry


July 2. The Regiment
constructed and held
these works until
evening when the
Division moved to
support the left of the
line. Returning in the
night the enemy was
found in the works. And
the Regiment was posted
in the open field in
the rear until the enemy
was driven out. When it
returned and held the
works until the close
of the battle.

1st. Brigade 1st. Division
12th Corps.

(Lower Plaque):July 3 1863 p.m. ordered to support the centre between General Meade's Headquarters and the fighting line and in reserve. After repulse of Longstreet's Assault returned to breastworks. July 4 a.m. reconnoitered toward Hanover returned through Gettysburg and encamped.

(Left Side):
Present at
Gettysburg
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
262.
Killed 2 men.
Wounded
1 officer 9 men.
Missing 1 man.

(Right Side):
Recruited in the
counties of Mifflin,
Allegheny, Lehigh,
Northampton, Dauphin,
Berks, Potter, Luzerne
& Northumberland.
Mustered in
Sept. 2, 1861.
Re-enlisted
Jany. 13, 1864.
Mustered out
July 16, 1865.

(Back):
Winchester
Cedar Mountain
Antietam
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg Resaca
Cassville Dallas
Pine Knob
Kulp's Farm
Peach Tree Creek
Atlanta
March to the Sea
Savannah Averysboro
Bentonville
Durham Station
(Surrender)

 
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.915′ N, 77° 13.029′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Plaque at Base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Plaque at Base of Monument
, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the lower crest of Culp's Hill in 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. 145th New York Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); 1st Maryland Regiment ( within shouting distance of this marker); Spangler's Spring ( within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Connecticut Infantry ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slaughter at Spangler's Spring ( about 300 feet away); 107th New York Infantry ( about 300 feet away); 3d Maryland Infantry ( about 300 feet away); Smith's Brigade ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spangler's Spring.
Pennsylvania Crest on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Pennsylvania Crest on Front of Monument
National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 46th Pennsylvania Infantry. A history of the Regiment. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Right Side Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. Back Inscription
46th Pennsylvania Infantry Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. 46th Pennsylvania Infantry Lines
Looking past the monument down Slocum Avenue toward Spangler's Meadow. Traces of re-created breastworks stand near the monument and road. Further down the hill is a stone wall, used by Confederates as a defensive line on July 3. Notice in the far distance, in the open field, is the position marker for the 27th Indiana. This gives an indication of how commanding these breastworks were, and why it was vital for Union forces to recapture them.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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