Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
53rd Pennsylvania Infantry
4th Brigade, 1st Division
—2nd Corps —
4th Brigade, 1st Division,
July 2. About 5 p.m. the regiment deployed with the Brigade on the northerly side of, and charged through, the Wheatfield, driving the enemy, and continuing the advance to this position, holding it until ordered to retire.
July 3. In position with Division on left centre, carried into action 135 officers and men.
Killed. Men 7
Wounded Officers 11, men 56
Captured or missing 6
Recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Chester, Huntingdon, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Union, Carbon, Luzerne, Potter, Juniata, Northumberland, and Westmoreland.
Mustered in, November 7, 1881.
Re-enlisted, December 22, 1863.
Mustered out, June 30, 1865.
Total enrollment, 2080.
Killed and died of wounds, officers 4, men 196.
Wounded, officers 31, men 506.
Captured or missing, officers 3. Men 163.
Yorktown, Peach Orchard, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Britstoe Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Reams' Station, Hatcher's Run, South Side R.R., Farmville,
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 47.711′ N, 77° 14.819′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Brooke Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Rose Woods 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. Fourth Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position ( a few steps from this marker); Semmes's Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); 64th New York Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 145th Pennsylvania Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.