About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 12, 1889.
What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze tablet.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 25 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. x 7 ft.
Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Height is 25 feet. Castellated tower consisting of sub-base and three tiers of granite block courses. The monument is decorated with three inset polished text panels, and a V Corps Maltese Cross finial tops the tower. Overall height is 25.6 foot. There are three inset panels with inscriptions. Flanking markers are flat topped one foot square. It was the second monument erected to the 91st Pennsylvania and was dedicated on September 12, 1889. This monument is difficult and expensive to maintain due to it’s location.
What does it honor? Marks position held by 91st Pennsylvania on July 2 and 3, 1863 when supporting Battery D, 5 United States on the crest of Little Round Top.
How is it inscribed? 91st PENNA INFANTRY/3D BRIG. 2ND DIVISION, 5TH CORPS (On side:) PRESENT AT GETTYSBURG 258 OFFICERS AND MEN/KILLED AND DIED OF WOUNDS/4 MEN/WOUNDED 2 OFFICERS 13 MEN/RECRUITED IN PHILADELPHIA/MUSTERED IN SEPT. & DEC. 1861/RE-ENLISTED DEC. 26, 1863/MUSTERED OUT JULY 10, 1865 (On rear of monument:) JULY 2D MOVING AT DOUBLE-QUICK IN THE EVENING, THE REGIMENT TOOK POSITION HERE AND HAVING AIDED IN REPULSING THE ATTACK OF THE ENEMY UPON THIS LINE, REMAINED UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THE BATTLE/91ST PENNA INFANTRY/3RD BRIG/2ND DIV/5TH CORPS
When was this photograph taken? June 14, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Summit of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered. It originally had a State Seal, which has been missing since Aug. 23, 1985.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: August 30, 2007.
Location: Little Round Top, just behind the regimental monument. This monument is noted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Placed by the regiment to denote the spot where General Weed, commanding the Brigade, and Lieutenant Hazlett, commanding the nearby artillery battery, were killed. It was originally dedicated as the first regimental monument in 1883; moved to present location in 1889. Monument is a granite monolith, 1.9 foot square on a 2.10 foot base. Overall height is six foot. Inscription is cut into the west face of the shaft. The granite sphere that once adorned the top has been removed. Placed on rock where Brig Gen Weed fell mortally wounded on July 2, 1863, and Lieutenant Hazlett assisting him fell killed across Weed’s body.
The monument is missing the stone cannon ball which once sat at the top.
Commander: Lt. Col. Joseph H. Sinex (1819-1892)
Number Engaged: 258
Casualties: 3 killed, 16 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Sgt. John W. Molyneux, Company B, B-83
- Pvt. Patrick J. O’Conner, Company D, C-51
- Pvt. James Rae, Company E, A-84
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Philadelphia and mustered in December 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., January 21, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Washington, D.C., until April 27, 1862, and at Alexandria, Va., until August 21. Near Fairfax C. H. until September 15. Reached Antietam, Md., September 18. Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Skirmishes at Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 15-16. Reconnaissance to Leesburg, W. Va., October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.,December 12-15. Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.,July 1-3. 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. Regiment reenlisted December 26, 1863. Veterans on furlough January 2-February 16, 1864, and near Chester until March 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania C. H. 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. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church, Peeble’s Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, Gravelly Run, March 29. Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C:, May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 200.
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