Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers
1st Brigade, 2nd Division
—2nd Corps —
1st Brigade 2nd Div 2nd Corps
April 29 1861 - May 4 1864
Erected by The State of Minnesota a.d. 1893
On the afternoon of July 2, 1863 Sickles Third Corps having advanced from this line to the Emmitsburg Road eight companies of the First Minnesota Regiment numbering 262 men were sent to this place to support a battery upon Sickles repulse. As his men were passing here in confused retreat two Confederate brigades in pursuit to gain time to bring up reserves and save this position Gen Hancock in person ordered the eight companies to charge the rapidly advancing enemy. The order was instantly repeated by Col. Wm. Colvill and the charge as instantly made down the slope at full speed through the concentrated fire of the two brigades. Breaking with the bayonet the enemy's front line as it was crossing the small brook in the low ground there. The remnant of the eight companies nearly surrounded by
See smaller monument 1/4 of a mile to the right.
Erected 1893 by State of Minnesota.
Location. 39° 48.396′ N, 77° 14.102′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Humphreys Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. Touch for map. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota 12th Massachusetts (a few steps from this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (a few steps from this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Pennsylvania Memorial (about 300 feet away). 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. 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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