About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite with bronze relief.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 14 ft.; Base: approx. 20 in. x 5 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 7 in.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? Monument consists of a two-course pedestal with a cross-gabled cap standing on a rough-hewn base. There is a relief of infantry accouterments on the front, above a bronze relief of the State Seal. Monument is a 3.11 foot square granite shaft with a cross gable cap and set on a 5.6 foot square rough hewn base. The shaft contains polished panels with inscriptions, and a relief of infantry accouterments and a bronze state seal tablet on the north side. Flanking markers are one foot square with apex tops and inscriptions.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 141st Pennsylvania Infantry between 4:00 and 6:00 P.M. on July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 141 PENNA. INFANTRY/1ST BRIG. 1ST DIV. 3RD CORPS/MUSTERED IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 1862/MUSTERED OUT MAY 28, 1865/RECRUITED IN BRADFORD SUSQUEHANNA/AND WAYNE COUNTIES/PRESENT AT GETTYSBURG
When was this photograph taken? June 16, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Wheatfield Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at the Peach Orchard on the south side of Wheatfield Road.
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 materially altered.
Commander: Col. Henry J. Madill (1829-1899). Lawyer from Towanda. Wounded at Petersburg twice.
Number Engaged: 283
Casualties: 25 killed, 103 wounded, 21 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Major Israel P. Spalding, mortally wounded and captured July 2, aged 38, of Athens
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Loren Bennett, Company B, A-66
- Cpl. Morton Berry, Color Guard, Company D, A-63
- Pvt. George F. Bishop, Company I, C-27
- Pvt. Daniel Bumgardner, Company A, C-24
- Pvt. Albosom R. Coolbaugh, Company C, F-18
- Pvt. William Crowl, Company K, E-41
- Sgt. Maj. Joseph G. Fell, Staff, B-46
- Pvt. William H. Knickerbocker, Company K, A-76
- Sgt. Philip Peckens, Company F, B-16
- Pvt. Ethiel C. Wood, Company B, B-45
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Henry J. Madill (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wayne counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Harrisburg August 29, 1862, and moved to Washington. Duty in the Defenses of that city until October. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.
SERVICE.–March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth until April. 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 on line of the Rappahannock and the Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 13. 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. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Harris Farm May 19. 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. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream’s Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow’s House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out May 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 161 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 76 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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