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Markers, Tablets and Monuments near the Copse of Trees and High Water Mark.
 
Union Counterthrust Marker with view of the Angle image, Touch for more information
By Henry T. McLin, August 5, 2011
Union Counterthrust Marker with view of the Angle
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 106th Pennsylvania Infantry Philadelphia Brigade 2nd Division, 2nd Corps
(Around Upper Step):106th Pennsylvania Infantry Philadelphia Brigade 2d Brigade 2d Division 2d Corps (Front): Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Flint Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, . . . — Map (db m16175) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 13th Vermont Third Position, Third Day
13th Vt. F.V. Randall, Colonel, Right of Stannard's Brigade, 3d Position 3d Day Struck Pickett's flank here. — Map (db m16253) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 20th Massachusetts Infantry 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division 2nd Corps
(Front):20th Mass. Infantry. 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps. July 3rd 1863. (Back): This monument marks the position occupied by the Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry in line of battle July 2d & 3d 1863 until advanced to the front of the . . . — Map (db m16284) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 42nd New York Infantry 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps Tammany Regiment
(Front):42nd New York Infantry. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps. Tammany Regiment (Left):July 2, 1863. Went to support of 3rd. Corps about 5 p.m. Held this position July 3rd, and, assisted in repulsing the assault of Pickett's . . . — Map (db m16226) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 4th Maine Regiment
(Right):July 3 in support here Captain Edwin Libby In Command (Left):July 2 engaged at Devils Den Colonel Elijah Walker in command wounded — Map (db m16178) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 59th New York Infantry 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division 2nd Corps
(Front):59th New York Infantry, 3d Brig. 2d Div. 2d Corps. (Left):Commanders: W.L. Tidball, M.A. Thoman, H.P. Rugg, W.A. Olmstead. (Back):Four companies of this regiment held this position July 2 and 3 1863, where Max A. Thoman, . . . — Map (db m16247) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Philadelphia Brigade 2nd Division, 2nd Corps
(Upper Front of Shaft):Phila. Brigade 2d. Division 2d. Corps 69th Regt. Penna. Vols. July. 2, 3, 1863. (Front):This position was held by the 69th PA. Vols., July 2nd and 3rd 1863. Late on the afternoon of the 2nd, this regiment . . . — Map (db m16142) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division 2nd Corps
(Front):72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Philadelphia Fire Zouaves Mustered in Aug. 10, 1861 Mustered out Aug. 24, 1864 Total enrollment —— 1600 Killed and mortally wounded 195 wounded ———— 558 Died of disease & . . . — Map (db m16141) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Philadelphia Brigade
Erected by 72nd Regt. P.V. The ground of the last assault the Philadelphia Brigade Gen. Alexander Webb held this angle July 2d and 3d 1863 casualties in the battle 495 —————————— The . . . — Map (db m16140) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 7th Michigan Infantry 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division 2nd Corps
(Front):Seventh Mich. Inf'ty 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps (Back): Mustered in at Monroe, Mich. 22, 1861. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind. July 5, 1865. Total enrollment, 1393 officers and men. Killed in action 6 officers, 123 men. . . . — Map (db m16248) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery
(Front):Brown's Battery B 1st R.I. Lt. Art.ly (Back):Art.ly Brig 2nd Corps Army Potomac — Map (db m16218) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Battlefield Landmarks - South and West July 3, 1863 - Third Day
"...the enemy is advancing. Every eye could see the legions, an overwhelming resistless tide of an ocean of armed men sweeping upon us!" 1st Lt. Frank A. Haskell, U.S.A. Aide to Brig. Gen. John Gibbon You are standing at the Union position . . . — Map (db m16139) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Chushing's Union Battery July 3, 1863 - Third Day
"No, I stay right here and fight it out, or die in the attempt." Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, U.S.A. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, commanded by Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, held this key position on the afternoon of July . . . — Map (db m16135) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry
The position of this regiment in line of battle is marked by its monument 235 yards due south. It charged up to this point and attacked Pickett's Division in flank as his troops were coming over the stonewall. — Map (db m16155) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — First New York Battery Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps
(Front):Double Canister at ten yards July 3rd 1863. Cowans First New York Battery Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps. (Back):Erected in memory of our comrades, July 3rd. 1887. "The world can never forget what they did here."During the . . . — Map (db m16171) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — High Water Mark
(Viewer's Left Side Page):High Water Mark of the Rebellion This Copse of Trees was the Landmark toward which Longstreet's assault was directed July 3, 1863. The Assaulting Column was comprised of Kemper's, Garnett's, and Armistead's Brigades . . . — Map (db m16160) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
The position of this regiment in line of battle was 119 yards S.S.E. and is represented by its monument. The 19th Massacusetts and 42d New York Regiments were the first troops to attack Pickett's Division in flank. "Passing at this time Colonel . . . — Map (db m16157) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Pickett's Charge July 3, 1863 - Third Day
"I felt proud of that charging column of Americans, even though they were rebels.... They were citizen soldiers, American volunteers." 1st Lt. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse U.S.A. 5th U.S. Artillery, Battery D About 3:00 p.m. on the third day, more than . . . — Map (db m16138) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The High Water Mark July 3, 1863 - Third Day
"Too bad! Too bad! On! Too bad!" General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Commander, Army of Northern Virginia "Thank God." Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, U.S.A. Commander, Army of the Potomac Speaking of the Confederates who had executed Pickett's . . . — Map (db m16137) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
The position of this regiment in line of battle was 125 yards S.S.W. which is represented by its monument. When Pickett's Division pierced the Union line this regiment retired by its right flank, faced left, and rushed up to this copse of trees and . . . — Map (db m16154) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Union Counterthrust July 3, 1863
From this position green troops of Vermont struck the flank of Pickett's division even as its front ranks were locked in savage struggle at the Angle. This section helped turn the Confederate high tide. — Map (db m16256) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Wright's Brigade Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Hill's Corps Anderson's Division Wright's Brigade 3rd. 22nd. 48th. Regiments and 2nd. Battalion Georgia Infantry July 2 Formed line in forenoon. Advanced at 6 p.m. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House . . . — Map (db m16258) HM

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