Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Wisconsin Volunteers
Gettysburg July 2, 3, 4, 5
3d Brig. (Russells')
1st Div. 6th Corps.
174 Killed 548 Wounded
Col. Amasa Cobb 1861-2.
Col. T.S. Allen 1863-4-5
This regiment moved from the centre to this point early July 3rd to resist threatened attack on this flank. Moved hastily back in the afternoon to assist in repelling attack on the centre, and later took position on the crest of big round top.
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
Location. 39° 46.988′ N, 77° 13.633′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howe Avenue 0.2 miles east of Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Road 194), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located 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. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th Maine Infantry Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); Second Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Vermont Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 5th Wisconsin Volunteers. A discussion of notable events during the regiment's service. During the battle of Gettysburg, the regiment reported no casualties. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 5th Wisconsin Volunteers Monument. The regimental brought nearly 500 men into the battle. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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