About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected ca. 1890. Dedicated Sept. 1890.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Rhode Island Westerly granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 11 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Monument is a granite shaft with rough edges, 5×2 foot on a rough hewn base that is 6.9×3.1 foot. Granite marker with relief image of an infantryman, holding the barrel of his gun, butt end on ground by his feet. He is dressed in uniform and holds his cap or a canteen in his proper left hand at his side. Behind him, is a relief of a Maltese cross. The granite marker stands on a tiered base, with bronze relief of Pennsylvania State shield on front. The image represents an infantryman pausing beside the grave of a comrade. Monument that has two flanking markers. Flanking markers are 1×1.6 foot with rough edges.
What does it honor? The monument marks the spot where the 9th Pennsylvania regiment arrived on the eve of July 2, 1863 on the south slope of Little Round Top, and held the position until the end of the battle.
How is it inscribed? 9TH PENNA RESERVES/(38TH PENNA. INFANTRY)/3D BRIG. 3D DIV. 5TH CORPS.
When was this photograph taken? March 25, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Warren Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the north side of Warren Avenue on the south slope of Little Round Top.
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. This monument is considered in good condition, although it has a tendency to have moss grow on it which needs to be cleaned from time to time.
The 9th Pennsylvania Reserves was also known as The 38th Infantry. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Fisher’s Brigade in Crawford’s Division of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Lt. Col. James Snodgrass (1806-1883). Farmer from Hopes Church.
Number Engaged: 377
Casualties: 5 wounded
Raised: Allegheny, Crawford, and Beaver counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Pittsburg July, 1861. Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 22. Mustered into United States service July 27, 1861. Attached to 3rd Brigade, McCall’s Pennsylvania Reserves Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, McCall’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Pennsylvania Reserves Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864.
SERVICE.–Camp at Capital Hill, Washington, until August 5, and at Tennallytown, Md., until October 10. Picket at Great Falls September 9-16. Moved to Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va., October 10, 1861, and duty there until March 10, 1862. Companies “A,” “B,” “D,” “F” and “G” on reconnaissance to Hunter’s Mills November 19. Expedition to Gunnell’s Farm December 6, and action at Dranesville December 20, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell’s advance on Falmouth April 9-19. Duty at Fredericksburg until June. Moved to White House, Va., June 9-12. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines Mill June 27. Charles City Cross Roads or Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to join Pope August 16-26. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. Ordered to Washington, D.C., February 6. Duty there and at Alexandria until June 25. Ordered to rejoin Army of the Potomac in the field. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. 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. Battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864. Ordered home while in line of battle. Mustered out May 12, 1864. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 131 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 49 Enlisted men by disease. Total 187.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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