Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
56th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
—1st Corps —
2nd Brigade, 1st Division.
July 2nd and 3rd occupied position on Culp's Hill as indicated by stone markers.
Went into action with 252 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds 17
Captured or missing 55
Recruited in the Counties of Centre, Indiana, Luzerne, Philadelphia, Susquehanna, and Wayne.
Mustered in October 16th, 1861.
Mustered out July 1st, 1865.
Sulphur Springs - Spotsylvania
Gainesville - North Anna
Groveton - Tolopotomoy
2d. Bull Run - Bethesda Church
South Mountain - Cold Harbor
Antietam - Petersburg
Union - Weldon R.R.
Upperville - Polar Spring Church
Fredericksburg - Hatchers Run
Pollock's Mill - Dabney's Mill
Chancellorsville - Boydton Road
Brandy Station - White Oak Road
Gettysburg - Five Forks
Mine Run - Appomattox
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 50.337′ N, 77° 14.837′ W. Marker is near Touch for map. Located north of the Second Railroad Cut 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. M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis's Brigade ( about 300 feet away); Trapped in the Cut ( about 300 feet away); 147th New York Infantry ( about 300 feet away); 76th New York Infantry ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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