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

20th Connecticut Volunteers

12th Corps

 
 
20th Connecticut Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 20th Connecticut Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
20th Conn. Vols. W. B. Wooster. Lt. Col. Comdg.
1st Brig. 1st. Div. 12th A.C.
The Brig. Formed on this line on the morning of July 2nd. At eve it moved to support left of army. Returning it found the position and woods in rear occupied by Johnson's Division, Ewell's Corps. During the night it lay in the line of battle. At dawn, July 3rd the 20th Conn. advanced under cover of artillery and fought 5 hrs. driving the enemy and reoccupying the works. Was relieved by the 123rd N.Y. in afternoon moved to support the 2nd Corps against Longstreet's assault. This regiment went from Va. with 12th A.C. to Army of Cumberland. Marched with Sherman to the Sea.

(Right):
Losses
Gettysburg Killed
and wounded. 28
Total killed and
died of wounds 90
died of other
causes 77
wounded 20
disabled and
discharged 264
Prisoners 125

(Left):
Engagements
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Tracy City
Boyds Trail
Resacca
Cassville
Peach
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Tree Creek
Turners Ferry
Atlanta
Savannah
Charleston
Silver Run
Averysboro
Bentonville

 
Erected 1885 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 48.968′ N, 77° 13.073′ 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. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3d Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Division (a few steps from this marker); 5th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd New York Infantry (within shouting
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 20th Connecticut Volunteers. Site relating the story of the Regiment. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Left Side Inscription
20th Connecticut Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 20th Connecticut Volunteers Monument
As seen from the opposite side of Slocum Avenue. On July 2, the regiment deployed here with the 46th Pennsylvania on their right and the 123rd New York on their left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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