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

5th Connecticut Infantry

12th Corps

 
 
5th Connecticut Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 5th Connecticut Infantry Monument
A star, the symbol of the Federal XII Corps, is displayed in the upper center of the monument.
Inscription.
12th Corps
5th Conn. Infantry
July 2. & 3. 1863.
1st Brig. 1st Div.

 
Erected 1887 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 48.949′ N, 77° 13.069′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 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. 3d Maryland Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); First Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Connecticut Volunteers ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Division ( within shouting distance of this marker); 145th New York Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry ( about 300 feet away); 123rd New York Infantry ( about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Base of Monument
Hard to see due to shadings and discolorations are the Brigade and Division inscriptions at the base of the monument.
View of the 5th Conn. and 3rd Maryland Infantry Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. View of the 5th Conn. and 3rd Maryland Infantry Monuments
Looking northwest on Slocum Avenue.
5th Connecticut Infantry at the Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. 5th Connecticut Infantry at the Wall
The 5th Connecticut Infantry was posted on the right flank of the second line of McDougall's Brigade, here at the base of the wall to the left of modern day Slocum Avenue. The Regiment was called, with the Brigade, to reinforce the Federal left flank in the afternoon of July 2, abandoning this position. Confederates occupied the positions here in their absence. On July 3rd, the 5th Connecticut remained with the rest of the Brigade posted to the southwest, close to the Baltimore Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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