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The monument to the 49th Pennsylvaia is south of Gettysburg on Howe Avenue. (39.783256° N, 77.22767° W; Google map; Tour map: Howe-Wright Avenues)

monument to the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 47th Pennsylvania

The granite monument consists of a rough-hewn rectangular base topped with a triangular shaft adorned on the corners with bronze rifles. The top of the shaft has the Greek cross badge of the 6th Corps on two sides, crowned with a carved forage cap. Other carved pieces of equipment such as a canteen and a knapsack flank the Seal of the State of Pennsylvania at the base of the shaft. The monument was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The 49th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg

The 49th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Hulings. It brought 318 men to the field in four companies (A-D). The regiment had marched 36 miles on July 1 to reach the battlefield, and was placed in reserve behind Little Round Top to secure the flank of the army. It suffered no casualties.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D

From the front of the monument:

49th Penna. Infantry
3rd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps

From the left side:

The regiment made a continuous march from Manchester Md., arriving on the field the afternoon of July 2. Occupied this position in reserve from the morning of the 3rd until the enemy’s assault in the afternoon when it moved to support centre thence to Round Top.

From the right side:

Organized September 14, 1861.
Re-enlisted December 24, 1863.
Mustered out July 15, 1865.
Total enrollment 1400.
Killed in action 91.
Died of wounds 58.
Died of disease etc. 173.
Wounded 333.
Captured or missing 74.
Total losses 729.

From the rear:

Yorktown
Williamsburg
Seven Days
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Marye’s Heights
Salem Heights
Gettysburg
Rappahannock Station
Mine Run
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
North Anna
Totopotomoy
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Winchester
Petersburg (Assault)
Sailor’s Creek
Appomattox

Recruited in the counties of Centre, Chester, Huntingdon, Miffin and Juniata

See more on the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War