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

23d Pennsylvania Volunteers

Birney's Zouaves

 

—First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps —

 
23d Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
Note the blue cross below the sculpture, the symbol of the Federal VI Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
23d Pa. Vols.
The regiment
was placed in reserve in rear
of this position at 9.30 a.m.
of the 3d, and subsequently
five companies advanced
into the breast-works.
During the heavy cannonade
it moved with the Brigade to
support the 'left centre'.
loss in the action:
two officers and twenty-nine
enlisted men killed and
wounded.
Birney's Zouaves
First Brigade
Third Division
Sixth Corps

(Left):
Mustered in at Philadelphia for three month's service April 21, 1861.
Mustered out July 31, 1861. Remustered for three years service August 2, 1861.
Mustered out Sept. 8, 1864
Veterans and recruits transferred to 82d P.V.

Our Corps Commanders:
Patterson, Keys, Franklin, Sedgwick, Wright.
Our Division Commanders:
Cadwaller, Buell, Couch, Newton, Wheaton, Bartlett, Terry, Russell

(Back):
Official list of actions participated in by the 23d. P.V.
Falling Waters, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Turkey Bend, Charles City X Roads, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Mine Run, Marye's Heights, Gettysburg, Salem Church, Funkstown, Rappahannock Station, Hanover Court House in 1864, Cold Harbor, Petersburg from June 19 to July 9, Fort Stevens, and Shenandoah Valley Campaign with Sixth Corps until
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Close Up of Sculpture
The state seal is below a figure of a Zouave stepping forward past a tree stump.
August 21, 1864 when ordered home for muster out.

Casualties:
139 killed, 520 wounded and 88 died.

About 8 p.m. of July 1. it marched from Manchester thirty seven miles reaching the field about 2 p.m. of July 2. Going into position about 5 p.m. with Shaler's Brigade, near Little Round Top. On morning of July 3. ordered to Culp's Hill, where it remained until ordered to support of left centre. Started in pursuit of Lee July 5.

(Right):
This tablet was erected August 1886 by the survivors of the 23d. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and its friends.

Our Brigade Commanders:
Thomas, Graham, Abercrombrie, Wessels, Cochrane, Shaler, Edwards.
Our Regimental Commanders:
Dare, Birney, Neill, Ely, Glenn.
 
Erected 1886 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.054′ N, 77° 13.186′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between the lower and upper 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. 67th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second Division
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Front Inscription
The blue of the cross indicates the Third Division of the VI Corps.
(a few steps from this marker); 137th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); John White Geary (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. A regimental history. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Right Side of Monument
23d Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers Monument
As seen from Slocum Avenue. The regiment's right flank marker is in the foreground, however, this should not be considered the exact location of the regiment. The men occupied breastworks forward (to the right) of this line during the later phases of the fighting on Culp's Hill.
Monument From the Left Flank image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. Monument From the Left Flank
The regiment's left flank marker is in the foreground. In the background, past the right flank marker is the tablet for Geary's Division of Twelfth Corps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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