Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Maine Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
—6th Corps —
2nd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps
Occupied this position from
evening of July 2nd until
close of battle.
Mustered into the U.S. service Portland, Me.
June 24, 1861. Served with the Army of the
Potomac in the field from 1st Bull Run to
Petersburg. Mustered out Portland, June 27, 1864.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Location. 39° 47.718′ N, 77° 14.1′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the left 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. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Massachusetts Cavalry Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 5th Maine Infantry. A short history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 7, 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 February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.