About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1889.
What is it made out of? Figure and monument: granite: Tablet: bronze.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 15 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft. x 6 ft.
Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Figure of a zouave loading his musket tops a tiered pedestal which sits atop a boulder. A former private from F company was chosen as the model for the zouave statue. His name was Samuel W. Hill. It has incised inscriptions and acanthus-type cornice. Flanking markers are flat topped, one foot square. The state appropriation money was used to erect this statue; the base was paid for by the regiment’s Veteran Association. Monument’s total cost was $3,000.00.
What does it honor? It marks the position held by the 155th unit on July 2-3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? 155th PA. VOLS./POSITION OCCUPIED/JULY 2D 3D & 4TH 1863./ORGANIZED AT PITTSBURG/SEPT. 2ND 1862/MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE/JUNE 6TH, 1865. (On side:) 3rd BRIGADE./ANTIETAM.FREDERICKSBURG./CHANCELLORSVILLE./GETTYSBURG./RAPPAHONNOCK STATION./MINE RUN.WILDERNESS./LAUREL HILL/SPORTSYVLANIA./NORTH ANNA RIVER/TOLOPOTOMY
When was this photograph taken? August 20, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, North slope of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located approximately 300 feet from the Warren Monument.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been materially altered or moved.
Commander: Lt. Col. John H. Cain (1838-1903). Born in Pittsburgh; bank teller in Tennessee. Returned to Pittsburgh to join Union army.
Number Engaged: 424
Casualties: 6 killed, 13 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. William Douglass, Company B, C-49
- Pvt. George W. Wilcox, Company I, C-50
Raised: Allegheny, Armstrong, and Clarion counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Pittsburg and Harrisburg September 2-19. 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 4. Attached to 2nd 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, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to December. 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Moved to Sharpsburg, Md., and duty there until October 30, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd 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 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 13. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad until April, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House 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. 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 (Reserve). Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble’s Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Junction Boydton and Quaker Roads and Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 2, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 111 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254.
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