Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
49th Pennsylvania Infantry
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps
3rd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps
This regiment made a continuous march from Manchester, MD, arriving on the field the afternoon of July 2. Occupied this position in reserve from the morning of the 3rd until the enemy's assault in the afternoon when it moved to support centre. Thence to Round Top.
Re-enlisted December 24, 1863.
Mustered out July 15, 1865
Total enrollment 1400.
Killed in action 91.
Died of wounds 58.
Died of disease 173
Captured or missing 74
Total losses 729.
in the counties of
Centre, Chester, Huntingdon
Mifflin and Juniata
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 46.994′ N, 77° 13.66′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howe Avenue 0.1 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. 5th Wisconsin Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Maine Infantry Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Second Division (about 700 feet 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. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. The regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas M. Huslings, later killed at the battle of Spotsylvania. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry. A short regimental history. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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