Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
17th Connecticut Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
—11th Corps —
2nd. Brigade, 1st. Division
State of Connecticut
honor her brave sons.
After a fierce contest with Early's Division at Barlow's Knoll on July 1st, marked by monument there, this Regiment formed with the line of battle on East Cemetery Hill, and on the evening of July 2nd took position here and was engaged repulsing the desperate night assault of Haye's and Hokes' Brigades.
Erected 1884 by State of Connecticut.
Location. 39° 49.356′ N, 77° 13.687′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 54th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (about 300 feet away); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 400 feet away); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (about 400 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. 17th Connecticut at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 17th Connecticut Volunteers. Web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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