About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite.
What size is it? Monument: approx. 10 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 11 3/4 in. x 2 ft. 11 3/4 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 3 3/4 in. x 5 ft. 3/4 in. x 5 ft. 1 in
Who made it? H. Oursler & Sons, fabricator.
What does it depict? Granite monument comprised of a sculpted tree trunk, draped by flag, military accouterments, and corps insignia. A bronze state seal is affixed to the front of the trunk. The monument is mounted on a rough-hewn base. Flanking markers are three-sided, one foot square.
What does it honor? The location of the monument marks the position held by part of the regiment on July 3, 1863. At the dedication of the monument, Captain Samuel Fullwood noted, The regiment has just one monument, and it is entirely proper that it should stand, not in busy city square or pleasure park, nor even in secluded cemetery, but where the gallant men it honors were always to be found, upon the line of battle. Nearly a generation has passed since President Lincoln stood on this field and uttered the immortal words at the dedication of the first battle monument erected here, “the world will little note, nor long remember, what we say: but it can never forget what they did here.”
How is it inscribed? 102d, PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY./3D BRIGADE, 3D DIVISION, 6TH CORPS. Left side reads: July 1. The Regiment was detailed at Manchester to guard trains to Westminster. At the latter place a detachment of 3 officers and 100 men was sent to Gettysburg with the supply train and on its arrival the morning of the 3rd. was posted on this line. The rest of the Regiment picketed the roads leading from Westminster to Gettysburg until the close of the battle.
When was this photograph taken? April 15, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Althoff, John Weikert Farm Lane in Plum Run Village, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of the lane.
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: Lt. Robert W. Lyon (1842-1904). Blacksmith from Butler County. Wounded at Fair Oaks and at Third Winchester.
Number Engaged: 103.
Casualties: no loss
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. John W. Patterson (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Allegheny County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Pittsburg August, 1861. Five Companies left State for Washington, D.C., August 21, 1861. Attached to Peck’s Brigade, Couch’s Division, Army of the Potomac, October, 1861, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps. to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Wheaton’s Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.
SERVICE. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C,, until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Peninsula March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom s Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria, thence to Centreville August 16-30. Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House August 30-September 1. Chantilly September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign September 6-27. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Downsville, Md., September 23 to October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-21. 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 17-18. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg until July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington July 11-12. Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap July 14-18, Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Charlestown August 21-22. Demonstration on Gilbert’s Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Strasburg September 21. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher’s Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Ordered to Petersburg December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 23. Moved to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 23-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 81 Enlisted men by disease. Total 263.
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