Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
2nd Rhode Island Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division
—Sixth Corps —
Erected 1886 by State of Rhode Island.
Location. 39° 47.734′ N, 77° 14.046′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. 7th Massachusetts Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers ( within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Sedgwick ( within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10th Massachusetts Infantry ( about 300 feet away); Second Brigade ( 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. 2nd Rhode Island
Also see . . . 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. A brief history of the regiment. The 2nd Rhode Island is most remembered for its most famous member - Elisha Hunt Rhodes. Rhodes rose from a private in Company D to command the regiment by the end of the war. Rhodes and the 1st Rhode Island seem to have been in every major battle in the Eastern Theater. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.