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Monuments at Gettysburg – 27th Pennsylvania Infantry

| August 20, 2014

The 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill.  The monument was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was the second monument to the regiment that was placed at Gettysburg.  The above drawing appeared with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889 on […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

| August 8, 2014

The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road.  The drawing of the monument appeared with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889 on the dedication and re-dedication of Gettysburg battlefield monuments. For more information about this monument and the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry as well as an […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| August 2, 2014

The 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located Southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue.  It was dedicated on 5 August 1886 but was later renovated in 1888 to include the Zouave statue and moved to the other side of the avenue.  It was originally topped by a cannonball pyramid.  The drawing of the statue […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 11th Pennsylvania Infantry

| July 16, 2014

The 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue.  It was dedicated on 3 September 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The view of the monument pictured above is from Steven Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg Web Site which has more information about the monument and the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. A […]

Petersburg National Battlefield – Monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at the Crater

| May 10, 2013

Located at the “The Crater” at the Petersburg National Battlefield, is a monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  The monument is in the design of a stone podium with inscriptions on the top face and on the front side. The front face of the monument reads: Went into action 30 July 1864, 780 men […]