About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Granite with bronze elements.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 15 ft. x 5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in.
Who made it? H. Oursler & Sons, fabricator.
What does it depict? Monument is comprised of a tiered base, chamfered die with incised inscriptions, a shaft with the 5th Corps insignia and a bronze State Seal tablet. A relief element on a sloped surface above the die contains crossed swords, and hat and the Bible. Monument is a three foot square smooth granite shaft with an apex top set on a 5.6 foot square rough hewn base. Overall height is fifteen feet. The shaft is chamfered with incised inscriptions, and corps insignia and a bronze state seal. The flanking markers are apex topped with inscriptions on the east face, one foot square.
What does it honor? The monument indicates the position held by the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry of the evening of on July 2, 1863 when Sweitzer’s brigade held the line here.
How is it inscribed? 62ND PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY./2ND BRIGADE 1ST DIVISION/5TH CORPS/POSITION OCCUPIED BY THE/REGIMENT ON THE EVENING OF/JULY 2, 1863, AFTER THE TROOPS/ON THE RIGHT HAD RETIRED, AND/WHERE THE BRIGADE HAD A/BAYONET CONTEST./CARRIED INTO ACTION,/OFFICERS 26 MEN 400/KILLED OFFICERS 4 MEN 24/WOUNDED OFFICERS 0 MEN 97/CAPTURED OR MISSING MEN 40/TOTAL LOSS 175. (On right:) RECRUITED/IN THE COUNTIES OF/ALLEGHENY, CLARION,/ARMSTRONG, JEFFERSON/AND BLAIR./MUSTERED IN JULY 4, 1861/MUSTERED [out?] JULY 13, 1864./TOTAL ENROLLMENT 1600./KILLED AND DIED OF WOUNDS,/OFFICERS 17 MEN 147/WOUNDED OFFICERS 30 MEN 473/DIED OF DISEASE MEN 77/TOTAL 744.
When was this photograph taken? August 29, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Detrobriand Avenue, east side, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the east side of DeTrobriand Avenue in the Wheatfield.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Commander: Lt. Col. James C. Hull (1828-1864). Born in Pittsburgh; veteran of the Mexican War; carpenter in Allegheny County. Mortally wounded at Spotsylvania.
Number Engaged: 426
Casualties: 28 killed, 107 wounded, 40 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Capt. James Brown, Company A, mortally wounded on July 2, of Allegheny County
- Capt. Edwin H. Little, Company I, killed on July 2, of Jefferson County
- Major William G. Lowry, Field Officer, killed on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at B-26
- 1st Lieutenant Scott C. McDowell, Company G, of Allegheny County, killed on July 2
- 2nd Lieutenant Patrick Morris, Company M, of Blair County, mortally wounded on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at A-86
- 2nd Lieutenant Josiah P. Mouck, Company K, of Allegheny County, killed on July 2
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Samuel Dearmott, Company C, E-22
- Pvt. William H. Dunn, Company F, D-76
- Pvt. Samuel M. Little, Company F, D-75
- Pvt. John Long, Company D, D-85
- Pvt. Richard Loudman, Company H, D-78
- Pvt. John Mathers, Company L, D-80
- Pvt. George McIntosh, Company L, D-81
- Sgt. Jacob Myers, Company G, C-29
- Cpl. William H. Myers, Company C, B-25
- Pvt. William Orr, Company I, E-8
- Sgt. Isaac Osborne, Color Guard, Company I, D-82
- Pvt. Cyrus Plummer, Company H, D-33
- Pvt. Joseph Sherran, Company F, C-30
- Pvt. Henry C. Tafel, Company L, F-50
- Pvt. John A. Walker, Company D, D-77
- Pvt. Thomas R. Woods, Company A, D-79
Raised: counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Clarion, and Jefferson
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Pittsburg as 33rd Regiment August 31, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 31, 1861. Designation changed to 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers November 18, 1861. Attached to Morrell’s Brigade, Fitz John Porter’s Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1864.
SERVICE.–Camp near Fort Corcoran, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October, 1861, and near Fall’s Church, Va., until March, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula March 22-24. Reconnaissance to Big Bethel March 30. Howard’s Mills, near Cockletown, April 4. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines Mill June 27; Savage Station June 29; Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Blackford’s Ford September 19. Reconnaissance to Smithfield October 16-17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition to Richard’s and Ellis’ Fords, Rappahannock River, December 30-31. Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. 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. Duty at Bealeton Station until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C, H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. 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 until July 3. Left front July 3. Mustered out July 13, 1864. Companies “L” and “M” transferred to 91st Pennsylvania. Mustered out August 15, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 155th Pennsylvania. Regiment lost during service 17 Officers and 152 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 258.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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