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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. The Battle of Gettysburg began here the morning of July 1, 1863, when Union cavalry scouts under Gen. Buford met Gen. Hill's army advancing from the west. Arrival of Gen. Ewell's army that afternoon drove Union troops to south of the town.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.261′ N, 77° 15.1′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30) and Meredith Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Chambersburg Pike. Touch for map. Near the west entrance to the Gettysburg National 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 A, Second U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Hall's 2nd Maine Battery (a few steps from this marker); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buford (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 7, 2007
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Fulton Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward McPherson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker on the Chambersburg Pike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
3. Marker on the Chambersburg Pike
The white McPherson Barn can be seen to the right of the marker.
Gettysburg Campaign Marker,looking northwest along Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1999
4. Gettysburg Campaign Marker,looking northwest along Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30),
Notice the park service information center behind the marker.
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Gen. John Buford image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 7, 2007
6. Gen. John Buford
This statue of Gen. Buford is located across the street from the Gettysburg Campaign marker. Buford and his cavalry held the Confederates on July 1, 1863 until the arrival of Gen. John Reynolds and the 1st Corp.
Gen. John Reynolds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 7, 2007
7. Gen. John Reynolds
This equestrian statue of Gen. John Reynolds is located across the street from the Gettysburg Campaign marker and next to the statue of Gen. Buford. Gen. Reynolds commanded the Union 1st Corp and was killed shortly after arriving on the battlefield. He was the highest ranking soldier to die in the Battle of Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,178 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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