About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? June 13, 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: polished granite with bronze relief; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 12 ft. 7 in.; Base: approx W. 6 ft. x D. 3 ft. 9 in.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? Marker stands on a tiered base and has a pyramidal, layered cap. There is a knapsack inscribed with “82ND” on each side. A Coat of Arms relief is affixed to the base of the cap and the cap is topped with a Greek Cross insignia. Monument that has two flanking markers. Monument is a granite shaft with smooth cut and polished faces topped with a tapering cap and corps symbol and set on a 6×3.9 foot smooth cut base. The shaft faces contain incised inscriptions and sculpted knapsacks with a bronze medallion at the top. Overall height is 12.7 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? It indicates the general position of the 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry as it relieved soldiers of Geary’s Division on the morning of July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? JULY 3RD/MARCHED FROM NEAR LITTLE ROUND TOP/AND OCCUPIED THE WORKS IN FRONT/AT 11:30 A.M. RELIEVING/OTHER TROOPS/82ND. PENNA. INFANTRY/1ST BRIG. 3D. DIV. 6TH CORPS.
When was this photograph taken? March 21, 2008.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Slocum Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Slocum Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Located on the extended tour route that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Commander: Col. Isaac C.M. Bassett (1827-1869). Veteran of Mexican War and coal merchant from Philadelphia. Wounded at Cold Harbor.
Number Engaged: 320
Casualties: 6 wounded
Raised: Philadelphia and Allegheny County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Philadelphia as 31st Regiment Volunteers August, 1861, and ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Graham’s Brigade, Buell’s (Couch’s) Division, Army Potomac, October, 1861, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Johnson’s Island, Sandusky, Ohio, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 26. 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. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Reconnaissance to Malvern Hill August 5-7.Movement to Alexandria, thence to Chantilly August 16-30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Williamsport September 19-20. Duty in Maryland and along the Potomac until November 1. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November 1-19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside’s second Campaign. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Operations about Deep Run Ravine June 6-13. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At and near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. At Warrenton and Culpeper 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. Moved to Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, January 6, 1864, and duty there guarding prisoners until May 6. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence Joined Army of the Potomac in the field. Rapidan Campaign May 12-June 12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. 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. Snicker’s Gap Expedition July 14-18. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. (Old members mustered out September 16, 1864.) 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, Va., December 1. Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fail of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 24. Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C.. May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 67 Enlisted men by disease. Total 178.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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