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Andrew Atkinson Humphreys

 
 
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
1. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Erected
by
Pennsylvania
to
commemorate
the charge of
General
Humphreys'
Division
Fifth Corps· On
Marye's Heights
Fredericksburg
Virginia
December·13·1862

134th 129th 126th 91st
131st 133rd 123rd 155th
Penna · Vol · Inf

Brigadier General
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
Third Division·Fifth Army Corps


(Left):
First Brigade
Brig·Gen·E·B·Tyler

134th Regiment
Col·Edward O'Brien

129th Regiment
Col·Jacob G· Frick

126th Regiment
Col·Ames G· Elden
Lt·Col·Watson Rowe

91st Regiment
Col·E·M·Grecory

Pennsylvania
Volunteer
Infantry


(Right):
Second Brigade
Col·P·H·Allaback
131st Regiment
Commanding

131st Regiment
Lt·Col·WM·B·Shavt

133rd
Front Inscription on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
2. Front Inscription on Monument
Regiment
Col·F·B·Speakman

123rd Regiment
Col·John B·Clark

155th Regiment
Col·Edward J·Allen
Pennsylvania
Volunteer
Infantry

 
Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 38° 17.567′ N, 77° 28.145′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Sunken Road 0.1 miles north of Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, near the Fredericksburg battlefield visitor center. The Sunken Road is closed to vehicle traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fredericksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joseph A. Moesch
Left Side Inscription of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (about 300 feet away); Parker's Battery (about 400 feet away); Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac (about 400 feet away); Willis Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrew A. Humphreys. The story of Humphreys' Civil War service is really a story of the Army
Right Side Inscription on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription on Monument
of the Potomac. From his early service on General McClellan's staff to the end of the war commanding II Corps, Humphreys was with the Army in every major battle, and very much every step of the way. (Submitted on July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Humphreys the Engineer. Beyond his Civil War service, Humphreys was a notable engineer, commanding the Corps of Engineers. However Humphreys was involved in a heated and public dispute with James Eads over several Mississippi River projects. (Submitted on July 3, 2008, 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 July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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