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

George Sears Greene

Brevet Major General

 

—United States Volunteers —

 
George Sears Greene Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. George Sears Greene Monument
Inscription. (Front):
George Sears Greene
Brevet Major General
United States Volunteers
1801-1899
This monument commemorates the services of General Greene and of the New York troops under his command comprising the 60th, 78th, 102d, 137th and 149th Regiments of Infantry forming 3d Brigade, Geary's 2d Division of Slocum's 12th Corps, and the 45th, 84th, 147th, and 157th Regiments sent to his support during the night of July 2-3, 1863, when assisted by the 6th Wisconsin, 32d Illinois and 61st Ohio. These troops held this flank of the army against the infantry of a greatly superior force.
Erected by the State of New York
1906

(Back):
Cadet U.S. Military Academy, June 24, 1819; 2d Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery, July 1, 1823; 1st Lieut. May 31, 1829. Resigned June 30, 1836.

Colonel 60th N.Y. Infantry Jan. 18, 1862; Brig. General U.S. Vols. April 28, 1862. Commanded 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Banks' Corps at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862; 2d Division, Mansfield's Corps at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Slocum's Corps, at Chancellorsville, May 1-8, 1863; At Gettysburg July 1-2-3, 1863; And at Wauhatchie, Tenn. Oct 28, 1863, where he was severely wounded.

Returned to field duty March 1865, joining Sherman's Army in North Carolina. In action at Kingston
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Front Plaque
March 10, 1865, and in command of provisional division until Sherman's Army disbanded.

Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers March 13, 1865, honorarily discharged April 30, 1866.
 
Erected 1906 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.192′ N, 77° 13.209′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Culp's Hill Loop, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the 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. Defense of Culp's Hill (here, next to this marker); Independent Battery E (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 60th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - North and West (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (within shouting distance of this marker); Company "I", 60th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Back Plaque

1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General Green at Culp's Hill. History.net article about the defense of Culp's Hill led by General Greene. (Submitted on December 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Seal on Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. State Seal on Left Side
On the right side is a five pointed star, the symbol of the 12th Corps.
General Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
5. General Greene Statue
Brig, Gen. George Sears Greene image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 1997
6. Brig, Gen. George Sears Greene
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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