The Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment is honored by a monument and a position marker at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 1, 1892.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 10 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. 4 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. x 8 ft.
Who made it? Pausch, Edward Ludwig Albert, 1856-1931, sculptor. Van Amringe Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? A standing figure of an infantryman entering battle with his musket at the ready. The sculpture is mounted on a granite boulder that is adorned with a bronze plaque depicting the corps insignia. The base is flanked by two bronze inscription plaques. The inscription on a plaque in the ground to the right of the monument describes the infantry troop movements from Gettysburg to Harrisburg. The inscription a plaque in the ground to the left of the monument lists the regimental statistics and Gettysburg battle statistics.
What does it honor? The monument commemorates the service of the twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment which marched west on Chambersburg Pike to meet head to head with Early’s division of Confederates, but were forced to withdraw toward Hunterstown.
How is it inscribed? EPAUSCH (On bronze Pennsylvania state seal on front of base:) VIRTUE LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE
When was this photograph taken? December 9, 2011.
Where is it located? Located at Gettysburg National Military Park, Intersection of Chambersburg Street, Buford Avenue and Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? The boulder at the base of the monument was damaged by phosphorus fire on the night of March 22, 1979. The monument itself was badly burned in a truck fire in 1978. This effects the monument’s bronze patina.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: May 2, 2010.
Location: The position marker is located west of Knoxlyn Road on the north side of the Chambersburg Pike. This monument is marked on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Position marker is a granite monolith six feet high with a bronze inscription tablet. Denoting skirmish action against Early’s Division before the battle on June 26th. The stone marker with bronze plaque now sits in front of A&A Salvage yard. It was dedicated in 1912. It reads, Twenty Sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry met the advance of Early’s Division C.S.A. at this place on the morning of June 26, 1863.
Commander: Colonel William W. Jennings
Number Engaged: 750.
Raised: Central Pennsylvania.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Harrisburg June 22, 1863, for the protection of Pennsylvania against Lee’s invasion. Duty in Dept. of the Susquehanna, near Gettysburg, Pa., June 26. Mustered out July 31, 1863.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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