About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 12, 1889.
What is it made out of? Granite with bronze relief.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 12 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. x 5 ft.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? An eagle perches on a half-sphere atop a pedestal and tiered base. A diamond corps insignia appears on all four sides of the cap. A State Seal relief is affixed to the pedestal, below one of the diamonds. Monument is a 2.2 foot square polished granite shaft with an apex cap with a sculptured eagle set on a five foot square double base. Overall height is 12.7 foot. The shaft has incised inscriptions and a bronze state seal on the south face. The flanking markers are flat topped with inscriptions on the south faces, one foot square.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 115th Pennsylvania Infantry at 4:30 P.M. on July 2, 1863 when it was engaged with Confederate advance.
How is it inscribed? July 2nd this Regiment detached from the Brigade engaged the enemy here at 4:30 p.m. July 3rd in position with Division on left centre of the line present at Gettysburg 182. Killed 3. Wounded 18. Missing 3.
When was this photograph taken? February 8, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Wheat field on the west side of Detrobriand Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Maj. John P. Dunne (1828-1891)
Number Engaged: 182
Casualties: 3 killed, 18 wounded, 3 missing
Raised: Philadelphia and Cambria County.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg January 28, 1862. Moved from Camden to Harrisburg, Pa., May 31, 1862, thence to Camp Hamilton, Va., June 25-28, and to Harrison’s Landing, Va., July 4. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty at Harrison’s Landing, Va., until August 16, 1862. Movement to Centreville August 16-26. Action at Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November. At Fairfax Station November 2-25. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Duty near Falmouth, Va., November 28-December 11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights,Va., July 23. Duty near Warrenton, Va., until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. McLean’s Ford, Bull Run, October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly’s Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne’s Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Duty near Brandy Station until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Consolidated with 110th Pennsylvania Infantry June 22, 1864. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 40 Enlisted men by disease. Total 80.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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