Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Michigan Infantry
Third Brigade, First Division
—Third Corps —
July 2nd 1863
Present and on detached service
21 officers and 262 men
- Casualties -
2 officers 17 men,
8 officers 78 men
The Regiment fought here about
4:00 o'clock p.m. July 2nd 1863
after it had been assembled
from the skirmish - line far in
advance of this position. It
moved to the support of the
2nd Corps in resisting Pickett's
charge July 3rd.
Mustered in U.S. service at Detroit Mich, August 28, 1861.
Mustered out at Jeffersonville Ind. July 5, 1865.
Total enrollment 1850 officers and men.
Killed in action: Officers 10 Men 14:
died of wounds: Officers 6 Men 75:
Died of disease: Officers 3 Men 163:
Engaged in 47 battles and skirmishes from Pohick Church Va. Jan. 9. 1862 to Appomattox Va. April 9, 1865.
Erected 1888 by State of Michigan.
Location. 39° 47.831′ N, 77° 14.697′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Hospital of the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (here, next to this marker); 66th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Irish Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 57th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Loop or Stony Hill virtual tour by markers.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 5th Michigan Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 29, 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 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.