Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves
First Pennsylvania Reserves
First (McCandless') Brigade
Third (Crawford's) Division
Fifth (Sykes') Corps
Army of the Potomac
Mustered into Pennsylvania service
June 8, 1861
Mustered into Federal service
July 26, 1861
June 10, 1864
(Center, Lower Plaque):
This monument was erected in 1991 by the Adams County Company K Memorial Committee as a remembrance of the more than 2,000 Adams Countians who participated in the American Civil War, waged between 1861 and 1865 in a successful effort to preserve the Federal Union.
(Right Wing Plaque):
Recruited in Adams County, the men of Company K participated in eight battles: Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Glendale, South Mountain, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Bethesda Church.
The casualties sustained were 17 who died in service and 23 who were wounded.
(Left Wing Plaque):
During the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, the men of Company K, in the center of the First Reserves, helped to repulse the Confederate attempt to seize Little Round Top, possession of which was the key to victory in the battle.
(Right and Left sides):
(Roster of Company K)
Location. 39° 49.837′ N, 77° 13.879′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Road (U.S. 30) and Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Chambersburg Road. Touch for map. Located on Lincoln Circle in the center of Gettysburg. 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. The Stoever - Schick Building (here, next to this marker); Citizens of Gettysburg (a few steps from this marker); Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (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. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 1st Pennsylvania Reserves (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Company K. Roster of Company K. (Submitted on April 14, 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 April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.